Category Archives: What Did Jesus Say?

Jesus said; “You are the Light of the World”

Matthew 5:14  You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they   put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds… (more…)

Jesus Explains the Parable of the Sower

In the last post on this blog we looked at Jesus’ explanation of why He spoke in parables. I have really enjoyed meditating on these parables as our home Bible study continues through Matthew.  This parable is very well know and is a key in many ways to understanding all of the others.     Matthew 13: 3 – 9 The… (more…)

Why did Jesus speak in parables?

Do you know why Jesus spoke in parables?  Mathew 13: 10 And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” 11 He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. 12 For whoever has, to him more will… (more…)

Find Rest for Your Soul

Anyone who believes that they have a soul should think about what Jesus said!    (consider this)  Matthew 11: 28 – 30   Come to Me, all you who labor and are laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find… (more…)

Considering Our Future Accomplishments

Something to consider as we begin the year 2013: During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught us to do good things to please God   Matthew 6: 1-4 1 “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 Therefore, when you… (more…)

The Question after the Tragedy

In the daily aftermath of every tragedy a question is asked: Why?  Why is there so much pain, selfishness, hate, lust, greed, drug / alcohol abuse, child abuse, killing and insanity, in every part of the world?  This is a question that is in the heart of every person who is impacted by the consequences of these attitudes and behaviors.… (more…)

Christmas Thoughts Ephesians 2: 1 – 9

Christmas Thoughts,   As I sit here with my wife in the quiet of our home looking at the glimmer of our tree and thinking of the joy that we have experienced this year and this season in Jesus, I recognize that another year has come and gone. I was reminded today in my conversation with some other believers that there… (more…)

Jesus said; He came to fulfill the law and the Prophets

The Fulfillment of the Law Mathew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until… (more…)

Jesus said; “Blessed are those who are persecuted…”

Persecution of the Body of Christ… Persecution of “born again” believing Christians around the world varies from being killed and molested, harassed, stalked, being pursued and driven out of homes and land, to milder forms of disapproval, arguments, put downs, scoffing, and mistreatment in the work place, home, or school. As believers and members of the body of Christ (the… (more…)

What did Jesus Say Mathew 5:9 Peacemakers

Through the “beatitudes” that Jesus taught to His disciples, we learn about the godly characteristics which the Lord Jesus demonstrates in His own life, and the promised rewards to those who demonstrate these characteristics in their individual lives. He is still working these (beatitudes) into the lives of His disciples today by His transforming power, and the sanctification of the… (more…)