The Life and Teachings of Jesus
Father, All Glory Is Yours
by Dr. Ken Boa
Dr. Ken Boa reflects upon the intimate prayer between Christ and His Father in John 17.
He Calls You by Name
by Stasi Eldredge
How do you respond to Jesus? Would you respond differently if he called you by your name?
Today, We'll Talk About Getting Truly Rich!
by Chuck Bentley
Are we using God’s resources to prepare for eternity? Or are we wasting them in the here and now, acting as though this life is all there is?
What's in a Touch?
by Gateway Church
Olen Griffing shares how God wants to set us free from every problem for His glorious purpose; this happens when we touch Jesus. Make a strategy for how you will pursue Jesus’ “touch” and then don’t give up.
"Abide in Me"
by Charles Spurgeon
Communion with Christ is a certain cure for every ill. Whatever you're going through, press in, abide in Christ, and join in communion with Him.
"Christians" Who Are Not
by Steve Noble
If Christ truly IS the Lord of your life, there will be plenty of evidence to convict you.
"Greatness" in God's Kingdom
by Dennis Mock
Dennis Mock discusses the concept of "greatness" as God sees it, as opposed to the way the world defines it.
"How Do You Know Me?"
by Chris and Grace Hansen
Jesus, who calls us to follow Him, knows all about us.
"I Am the Resurrection and the Life"
by Dr. Michael Youssef
When you were dead in your sins, God called you by name. You were called to come out of your sins and to experience the power of the Resurrection.
"If Christ Rose, Everything Changes"
by Bryant Wright
If Christ rose from the dead, then nothing is impossible. Because of the resurrection, we can find the strength to face any challenge.
"It Is I"
by David Mainse
Jesus refers to Himself as “I Am” in the scriptures. We have no reason to fear. He is the bread of life and the integral essence of our innermost being.
"Long Live the King!"
by Walk Thru the Bible
How do you see Jesus? As a national leader or a personal Savior?
by Greg Laurie
What is your “one thing” that gets you out of bed in the morning and keeps you going—even through heartaches and trials and disappointments?
by Jeff Jones
Put the Lord first and make Jesus the center of your life. Live to glorify Him and you'll realize it's not about you anymore.
Romans 3:10-12 suggests that God does not use a sliding scale of sin. If we want to know who's on the "shady list" of sinners, then we'd better look in the mirror!
"That Person Hurt Me!"
by Steve Noble
God cares more about the olive branch than He does about the tithe.
"What Is Truth?" Is the Wrong Question
by Brandon A. Cox
Is Jesus the ultimate Truth, or is there no accountability beyond the highest human powers?
"Woe to You," Pharisees
by Chris and Grace Hansen
The term “woe to you” is not used much these days, but in the Bible it is used fairly often and what follows is not good. Jesus delivered seven woes to the religious leaders in His day.
"You Cannot Be My Disciple"
by Dr. Michael Youssef
Teaching from Luke 14, Dr. Michael Youssef offers insight on what Jesus meant when he said, "You cannot be my disciple."
(John 1:1-18) The Word Becomes Flesh
The apostle John begins his story with a clear statement that would mark the rest of his gospel: Jesus, who is God, became man out of love for us.
(John 1:19-34) The Lamb of God
From the beginning, John the Baptist made it clear that Jesus would cover the payment of sin once and for all.
(John 1:35-51) The First Disciples
It was not necessary for the first disciples to see miracles to decide to follow Jesus, but in their hearts they kept hoping to see the Messiah arrive.
(John 10:22-42) The Shepherd Knows His Sheep
The security of God's sheep lies in the power of the Shepherd, Who will not let anyone take them from Him.
(John 11:1-16) The Death of Lazarus
This story, in addition to showing the love and power of Jesus, also reflects that not only is there always a purpose in everything He does, but also in the timing in which He chooses to do it.
(John 11:17-44) Jesus Comforts Lazarus' Sisters
Jesus is not only the resurrection and the life, but He transmits the resurrected life to every believer so that death will not triumph over him. Because of Jesus, the believer can say, "Death, where is thy sting?"
(John 11:45-57 and 12:1-11) The Plot to Kill Jesus
Although the religious leaders could not deny the reality of the signs made by Jesus, their lack of faith and fear of losing power made them plot to kill not only Jesus, but the sign of Jesus' power, Lazarus.
(John 12:12-36) Jesus' Triumphal Entry
Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey, fulfilling Zechariah's ancient prophecy but also preparing to carry out the rest of what was written of Him -- that He would suffer and die for our sins, and then rise again in power.
(John 12:37-50) Belief and Unbelief Among the Jews
Many were blind to Jesus' glory, as they are today, because they would not believe in Him. Isaiah prophesied that would happen. Those who see His glory mustn't fear losing the praise of men, but focus on praise from God.
(John 13:1-18) Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet
In this chapter, the apostle John begins a lengthy account of the last night in the life of Jesus, whose main focus is His teaching on love.
(John 13:19-38) Jesus Predicts Betrayal and Denial
Jesus gives His disciples a new command -- to love one another, which is how one distinguishes a real follower of His -- just after announcing the betrayal of Judas and the denial of Peter.
(John 14:1-14) The Way
Jesus is the only way to the Father, because He is the truth and the life.
(John 14:15-31) Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
Fulfilling the instructions given by Jesus is only possible under the divine intervention of the Holy Spirit, and Jesus promises His disciples that it's for their good that the Spirit comes.
(John 15:1-17) The Vine and the Branches
The believer can not bear fruit if he is separated from his union and communion with Christ, just as a branch out of contact with the vine has no life.
(John 15:18-27 and 16:1-15) The World's Hatred
The essence of the believer, his new life, comes from God and, therefore, goes against the essence of the world. That is why the world hates Jesus' followers. But Jesus gives His believers His Spirit, to triumph over the world.
(John 16:16-33) Sorrow Will Turn to Joy
The reality of the resurrection is the guarantee that all the promises of God are true, which produces a joy that even the attacks of the world can not extinguish.
(John 17:1-26) Jesus' Prayer for Protection and Unity
The 17th chapter of John contains the longest recorded prayer of Jesus in the Bible, in which He pleads for Himself, for His disciples and for the unity of all believers.
(John 18:1-24) Jesus Arrested
Judas leads soldiers and religious leaders to arrest Jesus, but they can't take Him without His permission. They fell down in His presence until He allowed His capture. Nobody took Jesus' life; He laid it down of His own will.
(John 18:25-40 and 19:1-3) Jesus Before Pilate
While Peter is busy denying that he even knows Him, Jesus stands trial before the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, who offers the Jews a choice. Should he release Jesus or Barabbas?
(John 19:17-27) The Crucifixion of Jesus
Jesus is taken to Calvary, where He is placed between two criminals also being executed. Despite the harrowing picture, Jesus was dying victoriously, having completed His purpose on Earth in every detail.
(John 19:28-42) The Death and Burial of Jesus
Although Jesus was not buried with honors -- crucifixion was intended to be painful and humiliating -- both Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus rendered royal treatment to the body of the Lord.