Tag: teachings of Jesus

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…

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…

Preaching and Teaching

When Paul sent his first letter to Timothy who was serving in Ephesus, his main concern was the false teachers preaching for personal gain.  He describes them this way in chapter 6 verse 5: “people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the…

How to Please God

God wants you to be happy, full of joy, looking forward to your future, and celebrating your past.  We reach this place in our lives when we turn from our sin and trust Jesus as our Savior.  The primary way we please God is…

Step Twelve – Stay Focused on God

If you play a musical instrument or just about any sport, you know the importance of fundamentals.  Without solid fundamental skills everything else is built on shaky ground.  When you aren’t playing as well as you’d like, one of the best ways to get…

Step Seven – The Parables of Jesus

When Jesus was asked by the disciples why he taught in parables He essentially told them because not everyone was ready to hear what he was teaching.  We can therefore surmise that the parables of Jesus were some of his most important lessons for…