Category: Teachings of Jesus

The Plank in Your Eye

During the time of Christ, the religious leaders known as the Pharisees were well known for judging the actions of others.  Jesus was not against judging between good and evil.  Jesus was against assigning motives to someone else’s actions. “Do not judge, or you…

Trust the Pilot

When we get on an airplane to fly across the country, we have to put our trust in the pilot and the airplane in which we are flying.  We may not understand how spinning fans can lift a machine weighing several hundred thousand pounds…

Your Treasure

In Christ’s day, the Jewish philosophy was that those who are rich are those whom God loves.  In Deuteronomy 28, in the Old Testament, God promised to bless the Jews materially if they were obedient to His Word; and He also told them there…

The Lord’s Prayer

In the first major teaching event delivered by Jesus Christ known as the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus set aside some time to teach those listening how to pray.  In so doing, He provided his followers with a model prayer commonly referred to today…

For the Right Reasons

During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus rejected the interpretation of the law held by the Jewish religious leaders known as the Pharisees.  By focusing on the letter of the law rather than the spirit of the law, the Pharisees had gone off in…

The Law

Most cities have speed laws for motor vehicles.  The letter of the law is to maintain a certain speed when driving.  The spirit of the law is to drive at a safe speed so as not to endanger anyone.  If the speed limit is…

Salt & Light

If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you have a particular influence on this world that needs to be nurtured and maintained.  Jesus made this clear during His Sermon on the Mount.  He used two specific illustrations to paint a graphic picture of…

A Gift from God

Soon after Jesus appointed His twelve apostles, He appeared before a large crowd and delivered His first recorded sermon known as the Sermon on the Mount.  Many people were aware of the miracles Jesus was performing and were eager to hear Him teach.  The…

Jesus is Lord

Jesus often healed people on the Sabbath which enraged the Jewish leaders.  In His own defense, Jesus told the Jewish leaders that God is always working. In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day,…

Living Water

During His ministry, Jesus had to work through some long standing prejudice.  For various reasons Jews did not associate with Samaritans.  In addition, Jews believed men should avoid social contact with women to avoid ceremonial defilement.  Nevertheless, when Jesus found himself alone with a…