Tag Archives: Matthew

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 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 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 […]

The Paralytic at Bethesda

This week we step away from the parables and address one of the miracles performed by Jesus Christ in Jerusalem. As was common for the Messiah, He visited the sick and ministered to them. In John 5 is the record of a visit to the Pool of Bethesda. While it is unknown when this pool […]

The Vineyard and the Husbandmen

It is amazing how many times Jesus Christ demonstrated divine foreknowledge of the Passion. Yet, no one else seemed to see it until afterward. This week’s lesson focuses on one parable that shows just how much Christ understood. Join us as we explore the Parable of the Vineyard and the Husbandmen.