Tag: apostles

The True Vine

In his final instruction to the twelve apostles, Jesus presented the heart of His teaching in a vivid illustration that every gardener will understand.  Jesus calls Himself the vine and God the Father the gardener. “I am the true vine, and my Father is…

What Matters

The fundamental teaching that binds all Christians together is the basic foundational truth that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior.  It doesn’t matter where you go to church or even if you go to church.  It doesn’t matter what Christian denomination you claim…

Humility

At one point in the ministry of Jesus, the twelve apostles began to argue about which among them would be preeminent in the kingdom of heaven.  Jesus at once recognized a perfect teaching moment and began to school the apostles in the basics of…

Sharing the Good News

When Jesus sent his apostles out to begin their own personal ministry, he empowered them with the ability to heal the sick and drive out demons.  He also spent some time offering them clear instructions on what to expect along the way.  Some of…

The Awesome Power of God

The awesome power of God seems to get overlooked by most people.  The miracles performed by Jesus and His apostles are so long ago we tend to discount them as something of the past – something unavailable to us today.  While there are some…

The New Temple

There are some people who are so set in their ways you cannot change their perspective no matter what you try.  Some personal philosophies take over like an addiction.  Many of those who have rejected the gospel do so with a compulsive nature that…

The Right Hand of God

Chapter 5 of the Book of Acts begins with a disturbing story of a man named Ananias and his wife Sapphira.  They sold some land in order to give the money to the apostles; but rather than give them all the money, they kept…

More than Miracles

The second chapter of the Book of Acts recounts what happened when the apostles were dramatically filled with the Holy Spirit in a display of fire and with the sound of a violent wind.  As a result, the apostles were suddenly able to speak…