18 Profound Lessons We Learned From Jesus

SharePinEmailJesus Christ is the Son of God and a focal point of Christianity. Our faith guides us through many Biblical teachings, showing us how we can live life to the full and reach eternal salvation. Here are 18 things we can learn from Jesus Christ. Love Your Enemies Matthew 5:43-44: “You have heard that it…

Jesus Christ is the Son of God and a focal point of Christianity. Our faith guides us through many Biblical teachings, showing us how we can live life to the full and reach eternal salvation. Here are 18 things we can learn from Jesus Christ.

Love Your Enemies

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Matthew 5:43-44: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Jesus Christ teaches us to not only love our neighbor but also to love our enemy. This is an important lesson for Christians to learn as loving your enemy is not a natural human reaction. It takes a lot of understanding and kindness to show love towards someone who has hurt or upset you.

God Loves You Unconditionally

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Luke 15:30-32: “‘My son’, the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found’”. 

The Parable of the Prodigal Son, Luke 15: 30 – 32, explains God’s unconditional love for you. Even if you reject God’s love and live a life of sin, God still loves you and will welcome you back into the family of Jesus Christ when you are ready to repent and ask for forgiveness.

Show Empathy

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Matthew 7:12: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

Also referred to as the Golden Rule, Jesus Christ teaches in Matthew 7:12 that you must treat others in the same way that you would wish to be treated, showing empathy to all.

Be Humble

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Luke 14:11: “For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Jesus Christ is teaching us that humility is vital and will lead to being exalted. Oppositely, if someone shows pride, they will experience humiliation.

Have Faith

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Luke 17:6: “He replied, ‘If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.’”

Jesus Christ teaches us that even the smallest amount of faith holds significant power, guiding us to have faith in God and to trust in Him.

Face Difficult Situations

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Matthew 11:28 – 30: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

We learn here that Jesus wants us to come to Him when we have struggles in life. He can bring peace to each of us, even in the most troublesome situations.

Be Vulnerable

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Matthew 26:39: “ Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.’”

Jesus Christ was truly vulnerable in many situations throughout his life, as explored in the Bible. In Matthew 26:39, Jesus Christ is in the Garden of Gethsemane, praying to God, and acknowledging his vulnerabilities.

Care for Others

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Luke 10:25-37: The Parable of the Good Samaritan


There are many instances in the Bible where we are told that we should care for others. In the Parable of the Good Samaritan, the Good Samaritan cares for a stranger, even though he is an outcast and looked down upon by local society. We learn to care for others from all walks of life.

Love Your Neighbor

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Matthew 22:37-39: “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Within these two commandments, Jesus Christ teaches us that the connection between loving God and loving your neighbor is indistinguishable. You must love your neighbor as yourself, and in turn, love God.

Challenge Corruption

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Luke 12:15: “Then He said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in abundance of possessions.’”

At many stages in the Bible, Jesus Christ teaches us that greed and exploiting others is wrong and that we must show love and empathy towards the needy, whilst challenging corruption.

Show Mercy

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Matthew 5:7: “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”

This teaching is presented in the Beatitudes. Jesus Christ teaches us that if we show mercy to others, we will receive mercy. Mercy is reciprocal and should be extended across our communities.

Avoid Temptation

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Matthew 26:41: “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

We are taught that human beings are vulnerable to temptation but guides us to resist when we face temptation.

Be Patient

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John 15:4: “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.”

Jesus Christ is explaining the need to be patient and to remain in him so that salvation can eventually be achieved.

Trust in God

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Matthew 6:34: “But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

We are taught to trust in God and seek divine wisdom from His teachings.

Miracles Glorify God

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John 14:11: “Believe me when I say that I am the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.”

Jesus Christ teaches us that the miracles He has performed are evidence of the relationship He shares with the divine Father.

Stand Firm

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Matthew 24:13: “But the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”

Jesus Christ teaches us to persevere, even in difficult situations, as we will one day reach salvation.

Possess a Purpose

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Matthew 5:14: “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.”

Jesus Christ teaches us that we each possess the potential to contribute and influence the world, ensuring we each have a purpose.

Forgive Others

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Matthew 6:12: “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”

Forgiving others is one of the most fundamental teachings of Jesus Christ. We are taught to forgive others at all costs, even loving our enemies.

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