Category Archives: Learning from Him

The Way of the Cross

As I said in the post Love Hurts a week or two ago, we do not need instruction on how to love people who love us.  It comes naturally.  What is as unnatural as a golf swing is loving those who give … Continue reading

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Jesus Knew His Limitations

During his earthly life, Jesus never traveled outside the confines of ancient Israel.  A trip from one end of that region to the other was less than 200 miles.  Moreover, his ministry in that territory focused on Jews; he had to be … Continue reading

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“A Man of Sorrows and Acquainted with Grief” for More Than One Reason

Jesus was not just “a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief” for his own sake.  Because he loved his neighbor, he was burdened with their sorrows and griefs as well as his own.  He cared about the difficulties that … Continue reading

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A Man of Sorrows and Acquainted with Grief

Centuries before the Jewish Messiah was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote of him and of the work he would do on behalf of God and men.  Among the many lines Isaiah wrote about Messiah are these: He was despised and … Continue reading

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The Childlike Attitude of Jesus

If we wish to cultivate a childlike attitude toward Jesus, there is no better example to follow than the childlike attitude of Jesus. When you read the Gospels, you see that Jesus did not speak like any of his contemporaries. … Continue reading

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Can You Teach the Ten Commandments to a Child?

If true Christianity is simple, does this mean that you can teach its precepts to a five-year old?  Yes. I am not saying that a child can understand, for example, the Ten Commandments to the same degree that you can.  Children … Continue reading

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Murder and Hate

About 1,500 years before Christ, Moses said: You shall not murder. –  Exodus 20:13 Then when Christ came, He said: “You have heard that the ancients were told, ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER’ and ‘Whoever commits murder shall be liable … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Being a Disciple 7 of 7

Review I’ve spent each day of the last two weeks writing about some aspect of what it means to be a disciple – a learner, a student, a pupil – of Jesus Christ.  Let’s review all that’s been said. Here’s … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Being a Disciple 6 of 7

A Word to the Wise Is Sufficient Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him. – Proverbs 27:22 Some people are unwilling to learn righteousness even … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Being a Disciple 5 of 7

Seeking Feedback from the Teacher Imagine trying to learn from a teacher who only lectured to you – never gave you any feedback on how you were doing.  It would be very frustrating to attempt to learn from such a teacher. … Continue reading

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