Jesus spoke to them, saying, “All authority in Heaven and on earth was given to Me; having gone, then, disciple all the nations, immersing them into the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all, whatever I commanded you, and behold, I am with you…

Accepting the Great Commission

The Great Commission16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and…

Do unto others … (Doctrine of a Disciple)

The next verse really isn’t a stand alone verse, that is evident by the first word ‘So.” We really can’t determine how far back the so goes, most commentators say it is a summation of everything before it starting in Matthew 5:1. Whatever it is, it can stand by itself if put into practice. 12 So…

Character … Judging (Doctrine of a Disciple)

This one can tend to be a hot topic. And given things going on in our world today (and all over social media), it may offend some people. But here we go… “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. Matthew7:1-2 We’ve all seen or heard this verse, even non-Christians know this verse. I would…

Character … Affections (Doctrine of a Disciple)

Jesus talks about the heart and then talks about the eye. 22 “The eye is the lamp of the body; so if your eye is clear [spiritually perceptive], your whole body will be full of light [benefiting from God’s precepts]. 23 But if your eye is bad [spiritually blind], your whole body will be full of darkness [devoid of God’s precepts]. So if the [very] light inside…

Character … Heart (Doctrine of a Disciple)

So we’ve gone from prayer, to forgiveness, to fasting, and now we’re looking at treasures. Jesus says, 19 “Do not store up for yourselves [material] treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. Matthew 6 Treasure basically means anything precious to you. If we can put it in a box, even…

Character … Retaliation (Doctrine of a Disciple)

Honestly, I don’t like this next subject we’ll be looking at. It’s anti-intuitive. It goes against my natural desires. And it isn’t fun, isn’t fair, and isn’t easy. But it is part of the Christian Doctrine if we truly are a follower of Christ. 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an…

The Laws … Lust (Doctrine of a Disciple)

Is it just coincidence this particular topic is coming up now with all the headlines over the last few weeks? I highly doubt it. Let’s dive right in. Jesus continues to speak about what religious leaders of that day believed were laws/commandments and what He believed they were. This next part is talking about the…

The Laws … Murder (Doctrine of a Disciple)

Previous to this we learned that in Jesus’s mind, the law of Moses and the writings of the Prophets are still in effect today. But now He begins to expand a little on a few topics. 21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder,[a] and anyone who murders…