Tag Archives: God

Commandments of Jesus, Part VII: Matthew 5:33-37

This week’s lesson takes on the importance of oath keeping and avoiding them where possible.  What may seem like an odd topic for Jesus to address fits right in with the previous messages of anger and adultery because our commitments or our failure to keep them impact not only ourselves but many others around us.  […]

Commandments of Jesus, Part V: Jonah 4:4

Anger is like fire, and fire can be dangerous to others and ourselves when improperly handled.  Continuing on from last week, we consider how Christians aught to handle anger toward others.  While passion has wonderful, and at times anger plays a part in that passion, it must be tempered with love.  Furthermore, we must be […]

Commandments of Jesus, Part IV: Matthew 5:16

When we are born again in Christ, we are blessed to have new inclinations and a new perspective. This new creature is present in each believer, but it is not alone. While we live in the earth in these bodies, our old nature competes with the new one made in Christ’s image. Therefore, Jesus says, […]

Commandments of Jesus, Part I – John 14:15

This week’s lesson is an introduction to the commandments of Jesus Christ. Some people today emphasize spirituality over obedience losing out on some of the most important blessings provided by Christ and leading others down a self-destructive path. Today’s lesson demonstrates the need for clear commandments in our daily lives and how they guide us […]

Holiness, Part IV: The Pursuit

In this last lesson on Holiness, we consider the pursuit of holiness. This race set before each child of God can be life-long and exhausting. As such, we need to make sure we keep our eyes fixed on the goal of being like Christ and remember His great example. Also, like all serious runners, we […]

Holiness, Part III: Grace and the Law

In Part III of our series on holiness, we continue our study of the balance between living under grace and striving for obedience in pursuit of holiness. Walking this strait path requires humble submission to the will of God and trusting Him to strengthen us to live victoriously. It’s not easy, but nothing worth doing […]

Holiness, Part I: Holy, Holy, Holy

What does it mean to be holy? How can you and I be holy? These are honest questions many Christians face. As long as we live in this world, we struggle with sin. Holiness is a goal that we seek. Like righteousness or goodness, in the world we will never reach the absolute holiness of […]