Tag Archives: John

Commandments of Jesus, Part VI: Matthew 5:27-28

Adultery and the broader sin of fornication are so destructive that nations have been torn apart over it. Not only is sexual sin personally harmful, it undermines the family and corrodes the moral fiber of the church and society as a whole. The disturbing accessibility of pornography demonstrates this problem with massive amounts of internet […]

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 II – John 12:26

This week’s Bible Study considers the simple command of Jesus Christ to follow him.  At the core of Jesus’ ministry is a return to the simplicity found at the beginning of time when God dwelt with the first man and woman.  Jesus called all his disciples to follow him.  Without turning to follow Jesus, we […]

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 […]

Do you love me more…?

This week we resume Bible Study exploring a final question from Jesus. In John 21, Jesus confronts the apostles in Galilee. How, when or even why these men were found fishing following the Resurrection we can only speculate. However, what’s clear in this passage is that Jesus is not done with them. The Lord confronts […]

What Shall I Say?

This week’s lesson addresses the humanity of Christ, what draws us to Him, and how we face critical issues of life. While no one has faced greater challenges than Jesus Christ, this also means that nothing we face is beyond His sympathies. As you consider this lesson, examine your own motives and challenges and ask […]

Doth This Offend You?

Have you ever struggled to grasp the meaning and purpose of parts of the Bible? You are in good company. Questions and puzzlement is are nothing to disciples of Christ. Indeed, His ways are higher than ours. We should expect to be baffled from time to time. Understanding the Word of God takes an open […]