Tag: following Jesus

One Man

Christianity was started by one man – Jesus – who was sent by God to the earth to save humans from death caused by unrighteousness.  Because humans do not in themselves possess a righteous nature, they are unable to live eternally with God.  Because…

Germination

The Word of God is the seed that grows the kingdom of God (Luke 8:11).  Evangelists, preachers, and mature Christians use this seed that God has provided to grow new believers that will make up the kingdom of God.  In the book of Mark,…

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 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…

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…

The Whole Body

You don’t have to go very far in the Bible to find the phrase serve the Lord; it’s repeated more than 80 times.  When Jesus was challenged by the devil, he responded to him this way: Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord…

Team Effort

You don’t have to go very far in the Bible to find the phrase serve the Lord; it’s repeated more than 80 times.  When Jesus was challenged by the devil, he responded to him this way: Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord…

One on One

You don’t have to go very far in the Bible to find the phrase serve the Lord; it’s repeated more than 80 times.  When Jesus was challenged by the devil, he responded to him this way: Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord…

A Ready Servant

 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning.”   Luke 12:35 (NIV) When the master of a faithful servant is away, the faithful servant will remain ready for his return twenty-four-seven.  If you want to keep your job you don’t want to be…