What was the difference between Mary and Zacharias? Why did they receive such different responses from the angel Gabriel?
The life and teachings of Jesus are the clearest revelation of God’s character that humanity has ever seen. Jesus came from heaven specifically to demonstrate God’s love in practical ways so that all could see and understand it.
Jesus lived a perfect life as an example for us. Thus, we can learn both from observing how He lived and studying His teachings.
During His earthly ministry, Jesus asked more questions than he answered. Jesus did this because He understood the power that questions have to promote thought and change people’s lives.
Some people feel that the life and teachings of Jesus supersede the Old Testament. Is the Old Testament really not needed anymore? Jesus didn’t think so! Over and over again He pointed His disciples back to the Old Testament as the basis for their faith.
Jesus’ questions provide direction for our lives as much as His answers because they invite us to examine our motives. This is especially true of the questions Jesus asked His parents on His first trip to Jerusalem for the Passover services. His questions apply especially at this Christmas season.
The Jews had been blessed by God for centuries, but they let it make them proud instead of making them grateful. The nine lepers’ pride kept them from expressing gratitude to Jesus. Do we ever let spiritual pride keep us from being thankful?
Leprosy took everything of value from the Samaritan man. Jesus healed him and gave it all back. The man’s gratitude overflowed in worship.
Jesus warned His followers not to lose their saltiness. What was He warning against? And how can we make sure to stay salty? Explore the Biblical answers to these important questions in Unsalty Salt? Part 2.
What did Jesus mean when He called His followers the “salt of the earth”? It’s a metaphor full of meaning for our modern lives. Salty Christians trust God and live out their trust in their daily lives. It is living like Jesus did – wholly dedicated to God. Salty Christians create spiritual thirst and promote growth.
The Gospels record over 300 questions that Jesus asked during His ministry. Yet He directly answered only three of the 183 questions that people asked Him. Why? Because questions invite us to think deeply and be changed. Jesus’ question to His first disciples has profound implications for our spiritual lives today.
Jesus is the greatest treasure that we can have! How do we make sure not to miss Him in our Bible study? Jesus tells us how in the parable of Matthew 13:44. Also discover practical ways to make sure you see Jesus in every part of the Bible.
How do you stay joyful when life is crumbling around you? Jesus told His disciples the secret the night before His crucifixion. Discover His secret and five simple ways to live it out in this article.
Many question the validity of the Old Testament Scriptures. Jesus didn’t! In fact, His life shows us four important ways that He upheld Scripture. He endorsed it as authoritative, embodied it in His life, exalted it as the supreme guide for life, and enlarged upon its meanings and applications to life.
The odds of one man fulfilling just eight of the prophecies of the Messiah are staggeringly small. Yet Jesus fulfilled hundreds. Here are 16 of the major prophecies of His birth, ministry, death and resurrection. They reassure our faith and give us assurance that the prophecies of the Second Coming are true too.