Jesus gave us some very specific teaching about having a forgiving spirit: “Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, 4 and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” 5 The … More Do I Have Enough Faith to Forgive?
Jesus mentioned the mustard seed three times in His teachings: in a parable about His family, the kingdom (Mark 4:30-32); in teaching about faith Matt. 17:15-21), and in teaching about forgiveness (Luke 17:3-6). In each instance, He used the tiny item as the star of a different lesson. It wasn’t necessarily the very smallest seed … More Small Seed, Big Harvest: In Jesus’ Family, the Kingdom
The cross is so much a part of Christianity that a cross-shaped emblem or pendent is immediately identified with Jesus and His followers. In a symbolic sense, every follower of Christ should have a cross-shaped life. In the last chapter of Galatians, Paul emphasized the primacy of the cross in the life of every Christian, … More Cross-Shaped Christians
Christians have plenty of reasons to be opposed to sin: It defiles the innocent; it degrades society; it destroys the soul. Another significant reason: It costs Jesus His life. Paul explained that “Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures” (I Cor. 15:3b). Any sin that might be committed will likely fall into one … More The Five Most Popular Ways to Sin
The songs in our hymn book are designed to encourage us and to teach at the same time. So it is no surprise the lyrics to our songs – like the one referenced in the title – are drawn from Scripture, the most encouraging Book around. Here’s part of that hymn: The Lord’s our Rock, … More “Jesus is a Rock in a weary land”
At every level of basketball from junior high to the NBA, at least one thing is the same about the hoop: It is 120 inches from the floor (you can do the math: 10 feet, 12 inches per foot). You can participate in the 120-day Slam Dunk Bible Reading Challenge to read through the New … More Nothing but NeT: Read through the New Testament in 120 Days
Christians believe something that makes them different from any other religion: Our founder died for our sins and afterwards came back to life. Paul explained: “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye … More 10 Reasons to Believe in Jesus’ Resurrection