Tag: following Jesus

The Book of James

The book of James was written by Jesus’ half-brother; a man who grew up with Jesus, knew him intimately, and was by his side for much of his ministry.  This book is therefore filled with the wisdom of Jesus; much of which parallels the…

The Teachings of Jesus

Every word of the Bible is important; however, it could be said that the most important words are those attributed to Jesus.  What an extraordinary experience it must have been to be in the presence of the Son of God.  His many miracles, healing…

Security

Once you step over the threshold of faith and place your trust in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you have placed yourself securely in the arms of God.  The evidence of your transition is revealed within the confines of your mind. “Those…

Sin

In chapter seven of the book of Romans, the apostle Paul takes us on a journey through our transition from unbeliever to believer, saved by the blood of Jesus.  Before trusting Jesus we were slaves to sin.  Sin is the act of going against…

Autopilot

When we are learning a new skill, there are a bunch of rules and precise steps that need to be followed to achieve success.  In the beginning, we tend to stress over each and every rule to the point that our efforts are weakened. …

Reading the Instructions

Sometimes, when we purchase a new gadget of some sort, we open the box and immediately try to start using it without ever looking through the instructions.  There are some who never even bother reading the instructions.  Inevitably, sometime down the road, this new…

The Book of Romans

You may already know that the apostle Paul, who wrote much of the New Testament, was originally known as Saul of Tarsus.  He was a Jewish rabbi and part of the ultra-holy group known as the Pharisees.  Saul of Tarsus believed Christians were worthless…

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…

Ready to Serve

A good secretary or personal assistant often ends up doing most of the work.  Busy executives need someone that can be counted on to serve tirelessly and be ready for anything that is needed.  That kind of devotion is usually greatly appreciated.  A good…

Christianity without Religion

Christianity has been buried under the clutter of denominational differences for far too long. It’s time to remove Christianity from the endless religious dogma that has destroyed the true essence of what it means to follow Jesus. It’s time to remove all the religious…