Category Archives: Teaching of Jesus

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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Rain on the just and the unjust?

What did jesus mean that God “makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45). Continue reading

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Many in the Church do not know Jesus

Maybe you think you “accepted Jesus into your heart,” but you do not truly know Jesus. Continue reading

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Never give up on prayer

Why does God allow perseverance in prayer to be part of our experience with Him? Prayer is an appeal to one who can do what I cannot do and what others won’t do. Continue reading

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It’s not the way you think it is

Delusional self-confidence based on self-accomplishment is not far removed from self-righteousness. It’s an insidiously deadly poison that can be… Continue reading

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What Jesus did not do

One of the things I love about Jesus is his refusal to be defined by the prejudicial social pressures of his day.  Continue reading

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