Tag: good and evil

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…

Don’t Get Distracted

The Bible is silent on the Internet.  There isn’t one verse in the Old Testament or the New Testament that makes reference to the World Wide Web.  Yet here we are in a time when communication over the Internet is a dominate force in…

One Judge

God is the ultimate authority.  The Bible provides us with a clear understanding of God’s standards but in the final analysis, each individual stands before God uniquely.  Only God knows the details of what is going on inside the heart of anyone.  What may…

Your Words are Like Fire 

The third chapter of the book of James has a lot to say about your words and how dangerous they can be. If we allow our words to come out of our mouth unchecked, serious damage may follow.  Emotions fueled by the devil often…

In the Beginning

God has always been around and will always be around – he has no beginning and no end.  The book of Genesis tells the story of our beginning which was designed and orchestrated by God.  I want to look at this story with a…