Category Archives: Teaching of Jesus

Christ is the end of the Law

How do believers in Christ relate to the Old Testament Law? Continue reading

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Are you too worried about offending others?

Are there times when we should expect offenses and actually understand them to be appropriate and necessary?  Continue reading

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Do you think they are worse sinners?

Do people encounter a fates in this life (whether good or bad) based on actions in a former life? How should we read the outcomes when people are senselessly murdered or seemingly victims of being in the wrong place at the wrong time? Continue reading

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Seven Guidelines for understanding Old Testament laws

Have you ever heard someone ridicule the Bible based on strange laws from the Old Testament? How should you respond? Seven things should be understood about Old Testament Law. The laws in the Old Testament were not given for the … Continue reading

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Parable of the unworthy servant

The attitude of true followers of Jesus. Continue reading

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What kind of person are you?

Is grace amazing or interesting? The wonder and availability of God’s grace will not move some people. Continue reading

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Overly concerned about offending others

Are we too quick to assume we’re in the wrong when we offend others?  Is there a way to know which plants have not been planted by the Heavenly Father? Continue reading

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The parable of the unworthy servant

All the zeal manifested by us in discharging our duty does not put God under any obligation to us… Continue reading

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Hungry and thirsty people

While it may seem paradoxical to declare anyone blessed who is hungry and thirsty, we need to recall that these people don’t hunger and thirst for just anything.  Continue reading

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A denier called back to duty

Jesus Reinstates Peter!
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