Blog - The Teachings of Jesus

Building on a Rock

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 28, 2023 • 27 Comments

This land is mine. God gave this land to me. This brave and ancient land to me. And when the morning sun Reveals her hills and plains, Then I see a land Where children can run free. So take my hand And walk this land with me. And walk this lovely land with me. –... Read More

Whose Christianity?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 21, 2023 • 43 Comments

I paused to watch a darting speck That flickered in the yellow breeze And came to taste my daisy bed And touched with gold my lazy trees And blessed all I had done. And though I had to turn my head, I watched it as it fluttered by. And though I had to work instead,... Read More

“My Commandment” (Part II)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 14, 2023 • 46 Comments

Jesus calls us o’er the tumult of our life’s wild restless sea; day by day his voice still calls us saying, ‘Christian, follow me.’ As of old Saint Andrew heard it by the Galilean lake, turned from home and work and kindred, leaving all for Jesus’s sake. Jesus calls us from the worship of the... Read More

“My Commandment” (Part I)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 07, 2023 • 37 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. – John-Michael Tebelak (1949-1985) & Stephen Lawrence Schwartz from “Day by Day” (1970) Preparing the materials for teachingsbyjesus.com is the hardest thing that I ever have... Read More

You and God

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 31, 2022 • 34 Comments

(I come to the garden alone, While the dew is still on the roses. And the voice I hear, falling on my ear, The Son of God discloses. And He walks with me, And He talks with me, And He tells me I am His own. And the joy we share as we tarry there... Read More

Parables

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 12, 2022 • 37 Comments

All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall. Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all. Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all! O seed of Israel’s chosen race, now ransomed from the fall, Hail Him who saves you by His grace, and crown Him... Read More

Fishers of People

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 05, 2022 • 29 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. … So on we go. His welfare is of my concern. No burden is he to bear. We’ll get there. … For... Read More

Turn the Other Cheek

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 29, 2022 • 20 Comments

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive... Read More

Healing the World

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 26, 2022 • 43 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. So on we go. His welfare is of my concern. No burden is he to bear. We’ll get there. For I know... Read More

Who Is He?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 12, 2022 • 42 Comments

He touched me. He put his hand near mine and then He touched me. I felt a sudden tingle when He touched me. A sparkle. A glow. He knew it. It wasn’t accidental, no, He knew it. He smiled and seemed to tell me so, all through it. He knew it, I know He’s real,... Read More