What did Jesus say about the character traits we should have? The kind of people we should be? Read the below posts to find out!
Jesus taught many of His spiritual lessons with parables and stories, using examples from nature (like light) or everyday items and tasks to illustrate the concepts. When I read, ”You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14), I always think of another verse about light: ”I am the light […]
In Matthew 5:9, Jesus said peace is hard work, not a passive state of being. Jesus did not tell us to be peaceful people or peace lovers. Jesus said be a peacemaker, which is active work, not passivity and wishful thinking.
Matthew 5:9, Mark 9:50, John 20:19, John 20:26
Jesus said justice is one of “the more important matters of the law” (from Matthew 23:23). How important? Righteousness and justice are the foundation of God’s throne (Psalm 89:14). God loves justice (Psalm 11:7, Isaiah 61:8), and is known by His justice (Psalm 9:16). Jesus upheld this teaching from […]
Depending on where you live, persecution for your Christian faith may be a fact of everyday life or something that doesn’t impact you much. Either way, Jesus said you will be persecuted, and Jesus always tells the truth.
Matthew 5:10-12, Luke 6:22-23, John 15:18-21, John 16:2-4, John 17:13-16
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What did Jesus mean when He said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3)? And what about when Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5)? It is certainly worth some thought, since Jesus said […]
Do you see yourself as God’s servant? The term “God’s servant” is thrown around frequently in the Christian community, but do we really identify with that? Really embrace it? Or, do we feel a bit uncomfortable saying, “I am God’s servant, here to do His will”? The “self” is […]