Tag: disciples

Bible Study

Jesus often taught using parables.  This simply means he would use examples to paint a picture of the topic at hand.  When the disciples asked Jesus why he taught using parables, He told them it was because He only wanted His true followers to…

The Harvest Field

Jesus began His ministry with the Sermon on the Mount in which He painted a graphic picture of the kingdom of heaven.  He demonstrated His authority by His miracles – healing the sick, driving out demons, and raising the dead.  As word got out,…

Transformed

When the disciple Stephan was stoned to death in Jerusalem, a man named Saul stood and watched with approval.  Saul was given authority by the Jewish religious leaders to hunt down and imprison all followers of Jesus.  Saul left Jerusalem to travel to Damascus…

Spread the Word

The eighth chapter of The Book of Acts begins with the turmoil in Jerusalem caused by the stoning death of the disciple Stephan.  The followers of Jesus no longer felt safe in Jerusalem since Stephan was stoned to death for telling the Jewish religious…

Following Jesus

In the final chapter of the Book of John, the resurrected Jesus appeared to the disciples for the third time. This encounter contains an important lesson for all of us.  The disciples were in a boat fishing about a hundred yards off shore and…

Eternal Life

The resurrection of Jesus clearly established His claim to be the Son of God as being true and delivered His promise of salvation through this incredible act of love.  At this point, Jesus had completed His work here in this world and turned over…

A Prayer from Jesus

After Jesus had his final meal with His disciples, He spent a good deal of time summarizing His teaching and promising them the Holy Spirit would join them after He departed.  He then ended His teaching with a prayer which is recorded in John…

Victory in Jesus

Beginning in chapter 14 of the Book of John, after Judas, who is about to betray Jesus, has left the room, Jesus spends a good deal of time giving His disciples their final teaching.  This is really a restatement of many of the things…

The Ultimate Teacher

In chapter thirteen of the Book of John, we come to the section commonly known as the last supper.  Jesus returned to Jerusalem to bring his friend Lazarus back from the dead, knowing full well this would be His own death sentence, since the…

Blinded by the Light

The Book of John chronicles several events that document the hatred the Jewish leaders had for Jesus as he gained thousands of followers.  These Jewish leaders had become so dependent on their own power as the keepers of the Jewish law, they had lost…