Category Archives: Teaching of Jesus

The Hypocritical Dead Church pt. 2

Don’t miss the five potential killers of vibrant congregations and the five-fold path to spiritual renewal. Continue reading

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Blessed are the Meek

It doesn’t say, “Blessed are the weak for they shall be doormats.” It says, “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.”   Continue reading

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Are you merciful?

An in-depth and practical look at mercy. Continue reading

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The amazing sequence in the beatitudes

Does it not follow inevitably that my attitude towards everybody else must be completely and entirely changed? Continue reading

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Two builders and a catastrophic storm

Sometimes a storm of crisis or calamity reveals what manner of person we are, for ‘true piety is not fully distinguished from its counterfeit till it comes to the trial’ Continue reading

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Three steps in prayer

Simple help for daily prayer Continue reading

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 Jesus is the gospel

The message of the gospel narratives and the teaching of Jesus leads us to see that Jesus is the summation of all of God’s revelation. Continue reading

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A journey with the Master Teacher

Journey with the Master Teacher. Continue reading

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True followers of Jesus identified

Soul searching before God would be wise if your experience and character lacks this description. Continue reading

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Forgiving those who hurt you

Extending forgiveness is far more difficult for those who do not often celebrate their own forgiveness and for those who cannot confess that God is Lord of their circumstances Continue reading

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