Blog - The Teachings of Jesus

The Quality of Mercy

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 13, 2020 • 42 Comments

The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.        – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) from The Merchant of Venice (1605) As a teenager I memorized the entire “quality of mercy” speech from... Read More

Amazing Grace

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 06, 2020 • 103 Comments

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found; Was blind, but now I see.            – Clergyman John Newton (1725–1807), from Amazing Grace (1772) You were supremely brave to plan and actually enter yet another earth-lifetime. Give yourself a lot of credit for... Read More

Empathy

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 30, 2020 • 40 Comments

The road is long, with many a winding turn That leads us to who knows where, who knows when. But I’m strong, strong enough to carry him. He ain’t heavy. He’s my brother. – Bobby Scott (1937-1990) & Bob Russell (1914-1970), from “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” (1969) If people were nothing more than... Read More

Elevating Our One Mind

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 23, 2020 • 76 Comments

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored. He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword. His truth is marching on!   – Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), from “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” (1862)... Read More

Gratitude

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 16, 2020 • 66 Comments

Oh Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made; I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed.                    – Carl Boberg (1859-1940), From “How Great Thou Art” (1885) The Gospel teachings of Jesus are the simplest and most effective way... Read More

“I Am the Way”

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 09, 2020 • 46 Comments

Jesus loves me! This I know, For the Bible tells me so; Little ones to Him belong; They are weak, but He is strong. – William B. Bradbury (1816-1868), from “Jesus Loves Me” (1862) The biggest handicap all of us face in seeking to know the genuine God is the fact that the historical Jesus... Read More

Bring On The New Day!

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 18, 2020 • 46 Comments

And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the young goat, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them.                     – (Isaiah 11:6) Ascribed to the Prophet Isaiah (8th Cen BC) We have talked at length about what Jesus... Read More

The Easter Miracle

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 04, 2020 • 69 Comments

One of the criminals who were hanged there was saying, “ Save Yourself and us!” The other was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom!” And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” – Jesus’s Crucifixion, from the Gospel of Luke (LK... Read More

Preserving the Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 28, 2020 • 54 Comments

“If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – Jesus, from the Bible’s Gospels (JN 8:31-32) You may be surprised to see me fighting so hard to safeguard the evidence-based truth about death and the afterlife from efforts to... Read More

Moving Beyond Faith

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 22, 2020 • 29 Comments

Day by day, Day by day, Oh, Dear Lord, Three things I pray. To see thee more clearly, Love thee more dearly, Follow thee more nearly Day by day. – Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tubelak, from the 1971 musical “Godspell” We have spoken at length about the fact that mainstream science and mainstream Christianity are... Read More