Category: Teachings of Jesus

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. …

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…

Truth and Light

Jesus made it clear from the beginning of His ministry what His mission was and how He expected people to respond.  Jesus was brought into the world by God and is the crowning achievement in His enormously complex plan to save mankind.  God is…

Born Again

One of the Jewish leaders, a man named Nicodemus, came to visit with Jesus one evening.  It’s not clear if he came in the night so no one else would see him, or if this just happened to be the time when Jesus was…

Temptation

Before Jesus began His ministry here in this world, He spent time in the desert fasting and praying.  During this time, Satan came to tempt Jesus with three weaknesses of mankind. “For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the…