Jesus Essentials

Jesus Essentials

The Heart of the Matter

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the externals of having our life together. But Jesus isn’t content with appearances. He cares about the condition of our heart and encourages us to take a look at what might need some cleaning.

Why Your Motives Matter

Right actions are important. But Jesus takes it to a whole other level by commanding us to examine our motives. They matter to Jesus and they should matter to us as well. From Matthew 6.

How To Fight A Judgmental Spirit

It is easy to make judgments based on appearances. But Jesus reminds us our assessment can often be wrong. He invites us to a redemptive way of helping others with their struggles only after we’ve considered our own struggles first.

How to Love When Hated

In a world full of hate, Jesus commanded his followers to respond in a completely different, other-worldly way. While it may seem impossible, God has modeled and shown us the way of how to love our enemies.

Lord of Me

“You say one thing but do another.” In a penetrating question, Jesus asks his followers why this is true of them. By hearing the question for ourselves we can aim for better alignment between our beliefs and obedience.