What did Jesus say about the character traits we should have? The kind of people we should be? Read the below posts to find out!

1st Sep, 2016

Jesus Said Be a Light in the World

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Jesus taught many of His spiritual lessons with parables and stories, using examples from nature (like light) or everyday items and tasks to illustrate the concepts. When I read, ”You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14), I always think of another verse about light: ”I am the light […]

26th Jun, 2015

Project Summary: How Free Do You Want To Be?

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The purpose of the Project is to go back to Jesus, the source of Christianity, and study everything He said in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Why? Because only by knowing all of Jesus’ teachings can we follow Him as He commands.
This post summarizes the Project and what […]

27th Feb, 2015

Jesus Said Be A Peacemaker

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In Matthew 5:9, Jesus said peace is hard work, not a passive state of being.  Jesus did not tell us to be peaceful people or peace lovers. Jesus said be a peacemaker, which is active work, not passivity and wishful thinking.

Referenced Scriptures:
Matthew 5:9, Mark 9:50, John 20:19, John 20:26

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20th Feb, 2015

Jesus Said Be Just

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Jesus said justice is one of “the more important matters of the law” (from Matthew 23:23). How important?  Righteousness and justice are the foundation of God’s throne (Psalm 89:14).  God loves justice (Psalm 11:7, Isaiah 61:8), and is known by His justice (Psalm 9:16).  Jesus upheld this teaching from […]

12th Sep, 2014

Jesus Said Be Persecuted for God

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Depending on where you live, persecution for your Christian faith may be a fact of everyday life or something that doesn’t impact you much. Either way, Jesus said you will be persecuted, and Jesus always tells the truth.

Referenced Scripture
Matthew 5:10-12, Luke 6:22-23, John 15:18-21, John 16:2-4, John 17:13-16

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13th Jun, 2014

Jesus Said Be Poor in Spirit/Meek

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What did Jesus mean when He said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3)?  And what about when Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5)?  It is certainly worth some thought, since Jesus said […]

6th Jun, 2014

Jesus Said Be Humble

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Humility. God’s Spirit has convicted me that this is a deep spiritual truth, and key to living a victorious life in Christ. It is related to the last post Jesus Said Be A Servant. The teaching of humility is probably the most overlooked and least understood in the Church […]

30th May, 2014

Jesus Said Be A Servant

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Do you see yourself as God’s servant?  The term “God’s servant” is thrown around frequently in the Christian community, but do we really identify with that?  Really embrace it?  Or, do we feel a bit uncomfortable saying, “I am God’s servant, here to do His will”?  The “self” is […]

2nd May, 2014

Jesus Said Be Grateful & Thankful to God

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What would you think if you gave gifts to 10 children at a party, and only 1 of them thanked you?  Well, Jesus healed 10 lepers in Luke 17:11-19, but only one returned to thank him (and that one was not even a follower of the Jewish law!)  In […]

11th Apr, 2014

Jesus Said Be Giving // Part II

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What does judging others have to do with giving? According to Jesus, a lot! In the last post, we read Luke 6:38, where Jesus said, “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. […]