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…

Fasting (Doctrine of a Disciple)

Ever hear someone talk about fasting? Congregations have fasting seasons where they fast together. Well, Jesus talked about fasting as well. 16 “And whenever you are fasting, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they put on a sad and dismal face [like actors, discoloring their faces with ashes or dirt] so that their fasting may be…