In the Beginning

Sermons and Teachings of Jesus Our Lord’s sermons and lessons provide vital information for the growth of every new creature. It is thus imperative that we learn and remember his teachings. This issue offers a brief outline of some important lessons he conveyed. A Reed Shaken by the Wind describes the ministry of John the Baptist. Jesus said that John was not a reed shaken by the wind. Unlike other teachers of his day, his words were meaningful. Lessons from Nazareth describes []

A Reed Shaken by the Wind

John the Baptist “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?” (Matthew 11:7 ESV). — Jerry Wesol Our Lord Jesus had been preaching and healing the sick, the blind, the lame and raising the dead back to life. During this time, he was visited by disciples of John the Baptist, when he had been imprisoned. They brought a question from John inquiring if Jesus was truly the long‑awaited Messiah, or should they expect another []

Lessons from Nazareth

Early Experiences “And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out ofhis mouth” (Luke 4:22). — Tom Ruggirello After Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, he was led by the spirit into the wilderness of Judea. There he spent 40 days and nights praying to his Father and contemplating the great work that lie ahead. After faithfully enduring the temptations of the Adversary, he departed for Galilee and began to teach in the synagogues. As he []

Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

The Spirit of the Law “Return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts, not your garments” (Joel 2:12‑13 ESV). — Matt Kerry God wanted Israel to love Him. He wanted them to understand His purposes, the reasons for His laws, and the effect that sacrifices were supposed to have on their hearts. Instead, they viewed God’s laws as a series of traditions, and many persisted in aiming to achieve worldly success. In []