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These Sayings of Mine – Blog Article Links

It is impossible to consistently obey what you do not know. Obedience to the sayings of Jesus is the foundation He is referring to at the end of His Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-7:19, Luke 6:20-49). In that sermon, He communicates at least 34 “sayings”. We’ve written an article on each one. Simply select […]

These Sayings of Mine – List of Harmony Passages

As I mentioned in my last article, harmonizing the sayings of Jesus Christ uncovers additional depths of understanding for doing them. For example, Luke’s Beatitudes add a physical, down to earth perspective to Matthew’s account. Both are true; encouraging us that Jesus was concerned about, and speaking to, all aspects of our lives. Listed below […]

These Sayings of Mine – Harmony and the Woes of Luke’s Gospel

To wrap up our survey of the sayings of Jesus, we shift our attention to Luke’s Gospel. Here we find several passages that harmonize with those of Matthew. We also find a couple of interesting additions. Harmonizing the two accounts uncovers additional depths of understanding. For example, Luke’s Beatitudes add a physical, down to earth […]

These Sayings of Mine – Chapter Seven Summary

And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Matthew 7:28-29 Jesus taught as one having authority. This may be THE key to our hearing and doing the sayings of Jesus. Here’s a […]

These Sayings of Mine – Do Them

As we come to the end of Matthew’s account of the Sermon on the Mount, we find ourselves back to the place where this series began – with a few challenging questions: If you don’t know the sayings of Jesus, how can you hear them? If you cannot hear them, how can you do them? […]

These Sayings of Mine – Do the Will of My Father in Heaven

As we have discovered, the sayings of Jesus are impossible to do without the life of Jesus in us to do them. This is the meaning of “in Christ”. Then there are the sayings that are very difficult to hear. They challenge what we want to believe about God. They highlight what we want to […]

These Sayings of Mine – Bear Good Fruit

 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Matthew […]

These Sayings of Mine – Beware of False Prophets

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Matthew 7:15-16 It is helpful for our understanding to recognize and consider the Sermon on the Mount as more than a […]

These Sayings of Mine – Enter by the Narrow Gate

Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Matthew 7:13-14 There was a time […]

These Sayings of Mine – Take the Initiative for Good

Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12 Here we have what many call “The Golden Rule”. Well, not exactly. When I was growing up, it was said something like this, “Do unto others as you would have them do […]