Tag: devil

Thinking About God

Most of us have a lot on our mind.  The world we live in can be a never ending challenge of time management, financial struggles, relationship maintenance, and finding the right path forward.  As followers of Jesus, we should always be focused on God’s…

Baptism

As a Christian, you have left your old life as a slave to sin, and transitioned into your new life as a slave to righteousness.  Baptism symbolizes that death and resurrection. “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that,…

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…

The Enemy

Jesus made a clear distinction between His teaching and those who rejected His teaching.  It is important for everyone to understand that there are only two sides.  Either you are a follower of Jesus who was sent by God to save humans from their…

Weeds

Even the best garden needs to have the weeds pulled to remain healthy.  Even the best grass seed may contain a few weeds.  Jesus taught that the Word of God is a seed that will grow the kingdom of God (Luke 8:11).  He went…

Resurrection

A major turning point in the ministry of Jesus was the day the religious leaders known as the Pharisees accused him of being a tool of the devil. On this day, Jesus healed a man who was possessed by a demon.  The man was…

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…

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…

Stand Up for Jesus!

“Your kingdom come; your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”  Matthew 6:10 (NASB) If we truly want Jesus to return and His kingdom to come, we need to be much more focused on following His instructions.  We need to let…

Change

And Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 18:3 (NIV) Adults tend to be set in their ways and resistant to change.  Children are open to new ideas…