Teachings of Jesus

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Passover Instructions

by David Kortum

(These instructions are taken from early guidance provided for properly partaking of Passover in one’s own home.) The Passover In your own home If you are unable to come to a location where there are Services to observe the Passover, you may observe it in your own home alone or with your family, as follows:… Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 1

by David Kortum

Jesus said, “. . . why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46). Professing Christians by the millions call Jesus Lord but refuse to do what He said. Why? Because most do not know what He taught. It would behoove us, therefore, to examine the New Testament… Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 2

by David Kortum

* Why is the Sermon on the Mount so important? * How did Jesus begin the Sermon on the Mount? * What are the Beatitudes? * Why are the Beatitudes important? * How many Beatitudes did Jesus recite? The Sermon on the Mount is the heart and core of Jesus’ teaching. Indeed it is the… Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 3

by David Kortum

* In the Sermon on the Mount what does salt represent? * How can a Christian be a light to the world? * Did Jesus “do away” with God’s law? * Why is physical obedience to God inadequate? * Can a Christian love God and hate his brother? In Matthew 5:2-9, Jesus gave the beatitudes…. Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 4

by David Kortum

* What was the purpose of the Sermon on the Mount? * By what standard is man judged today? * What did Jesus mean – cut off a hand, pluck out an eye? * Should God’s name be used in swearing? * Should Christians seek revenge? During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus discussed the… Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 5

by David Kortum

*The Sermon on the Mount – Is it easy to practice? *Can one give alms from a wrong motive? *Can one “show-off” in prayer? *Why did Jesus give us the Lord’s prayer? *What are some hindrances to one’s spiritual life? The Sermon on the Mount contains the heart and core of Christian teaching. In it… Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 6

by David Kortum

*What usually happens to those who really practice Christianity? *The approval of men – How does one get it? *Human behavior – What does it really depict? *How can true righteousness be achieved? *What is the only goal of lasting value? Jesus spoke about the principles covered in the Sermon on the Mount on various… Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 7

by David Kortum

*What does it mean to worship in spirit and in truth? *What does the Holy Spirit have to do with righteousness? *Who is a spiritual man? *What was wrong with the worship of the Pharisees? *What was the source of Jesus’ teaching? During early New Testament times the Jewish people had little to do with… Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 8

by David Kortum

*Which day is the Sabbath of the Bible? *How did the Jews make a burden of the Sabbath? *What did Jesus do on the Sabbath? *Did Jesus actually work on the Sabbath? *Why is Friday an important day for the Sabbath? One of the primary considerations Christ repeatedly addressed had to do with the weekly… Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 9

by David Kortum

*How did Jesus confront those possessed of demons? *What accusation did the Pharisees hurl against Jesus? *How do a man’s words reveal the man? *Who is God’s true family? *What is the lesson from the Parable of the Sower? Jesus occasionally encountered demons during His ministry. In Matthew 12:22-23 we read, “Then was brought unto… Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 10

by David Kortum

*Did Jesus really come to bring peace on the earth? *What does it mean to count the cost? *Why is it important to keep one’s eyes on Christ? *What is the true bread of life? *What really defiles a man? The common idea in religious circles today is that Jesus came to bring peace and… Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 11

by David Kortum

*How can one enter into eternal life? *What does counting the cost include? *What did Jesus mean – faith of a mustard seed? *What is true service to God? *What is wrong with worldly ambition? When Jesus spoke to His disciples, He was completely up front. He did not withhold those essential truths they needed… Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 12

by David Kortum

*What did Jesus say about offending others? *How far should one go in forgiving others? *Why did Jesus not condemn the adulterous woman? *What does becoming a Christian really require? *How broad does God’s kindness reach? A part of the Christian experience, Jesus said, would be the problem of offenses-that is, Christian brethren would get… Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 13

by David Kortum

*Why must we be persistent in prayer? *Why is covetousness so harmful? *How can wealth be a curse? *What did Jesus say about wealth? *Who is a faithful servant of God? In Luke 11:1 the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. Jesus then recited what is commonly called “The Lord’s Prayer.” What Jesus… Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 14

by David Kortum

*Did the Jews confuse the purpose of Christ’s first coming? *Are the worst sinners punished the most? *What does it take to enter the Kingdom of God? *What is true charity in the eyes of God? *What does it mean to count the cost? In Luke 12:51-53 Jesus dispelled the notion, commonly thought today, that… Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 15

by David Kortum

*What was the unjust steward commended for? *How are the children of the world wiser than the children of light? *How can one make friends of the mammon of unrighteousness? *Why should Christians avoid offending others? *What aspect of Christianity requires the most faith? Luke, chapter sixteen, includes more of the teachings of Jesus-those things… Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 16

by David Kortum

*What can Christians learn from infants? *What is conversion? *What did Jesus say we must do to inherit eternal life? *What is true service in the sight of God? *What did Jesus say about paying the tribute money? Continuing on the theme of humility, Jesus instructs us by the following example. “And they brought unto… Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 17

by David Kortum

*What did the Jews misunderstand about their Messiah? *What does God expect of those called? *How dependent was Jesus on the Father for His teaching? *Why were the publicans and harlots more righteous than the priests and elders? *What is the proper attire at the marriage supper of the Lamb? The disciples thought Jesus had… Read More

Teachings of Jesus – What We Should Do Part 18

by David Kortum

*Did Jesus categorize the Ten Commandments? *What is the “first” or great commandment in the eyes of God? *Why will true Christians be persecuted? *What are we expected to do with our Christian calling? *What example did Jesus set at the Passover? There is a desire on the part of many to categorize the commandments… Read More