The Teachings of Jesus

 Jesus only walked the earth for three years, but He said and did some powerful things while He was here.   These videos are designed to give you some starting points on different teachings so that you can read more closely for yourselves the things He said and did. Many, if not most, of the videos on the website focus upon the teachings of Jesus. Here’s a few favorites of many that we’re highlighting for you.

Jesus’ treatment of others is an interesting study– He spoke and helped people who were desperate, lepers, the poor, adulterers, tax collectors, those who had turned against Him- sinners and those desperately in need. Jesus never played favorites, and His approach to those who thought they could never approach Him remains timeless. (Time 4:14)

In Matthew 5:9, Jesus said “Blessed be the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.” The presenter points out that Godly peacemakers not only help achieve peace between people, but they also help people who have strayed to find peace with God. (Time 3:13)

In Matthew 9, Jesus was in his hometown of Nazareth when a paralyzed man was brought to him. Before Jesus healed the man, He asked those present a most interesting question. The presenter also discusses Jesus’ interaction with Nicodemus in John 3. (Time 2:11)

In Luke 6:47-49, Jesus speaks of preparations we need to make before the rain beings and the waters start to rise. He talks about building spiritual foundations and being anchored to His teachings– rather than that of the world. A major help in this is found in James 1:22, which says To “Be doers of the word, and not hearers only” (Time 3:43)

Jesus pointed out in Matthew 6:33 that while God had taught us to “love our neighbors”, others had added “and hate your enemies.” He said, “No” and teaches some valuable lessons around racism, racial profiling– and how we should treat perfect strangers. (Time 4:14)

In Matthew 5:33-37, Jesus teaches us how to make our words always trustworthy to others. We learn how to be the kind of people where people take all of our words at face value. We never have to say, “I promise” or “I swear” because people take what we say at face value. (Time 3:36)

In His last few minutes on the cross, just before he died, Jesus said in Matthew 27:46 “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” The presenter discusses why He said what He said, and gives us some additional Bible passages to consider because of this. (Time 3:48)

Jesus’ cousin John the Baptist– and Jesus– each said the same words as they began their ministries. They said, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Luke 3&4) What does this mean? And how does it apply to us? The presenter provides both definition as well as practical, daily application for us today. (Time 3:55)

In Galatians 3:28 we are taught that our race, our sex and even our jobs every day make no matter to God. We are ultimately taught that all lives matter to God, and to His son. We also consider scripture such as Jeremiah 1:5 and Luke 12:7 and bring to our minds the degree of God’s knowledge of who we all are. (Time 3:46)

Arguing is a losing game. Jesus talks about how to go to someone who wrongs you– and the presenter points out how to work to keep those “discussions” from turning into arguments. A reminder is Matthew 5:9, which teaches “Blessed be the peacemakers.” (Time 3:48)