But unless you repent, you too will all perish – This is a warning that Jesus gives his audience while teaching them about the issues of life. During the time of Christ, Jerusalem was an infamous city in which all kinds of wickedness were practised.
43“No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. 44Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers. 45A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. (Luke 6, 43-45)
20He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17, 20)
18As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20At once they left their nets and followed him.
21Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.(Matthew 4, 18 – 22)
10When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. (John 8, 10-11)
11The greatest among you will be your servant. 12For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. (Matthew 23, 11 – 12)
In this article – “Five Keys to Make Your Prayers More Effective” I will be discussing some of the most important factors that determine the effectiveness of our prayers.
Disobeying Jesus while calling Him “LORD” – This is something we, born-again christians often do and this was true even when Jesus walked up on the earth. He experienced it and he asked His audience after the Sermon on the Mount.
For you have in mind not the things of God! This is a pretty strong statement that Lord Jesus makes while criticizing Peter for his lack of understanding regarding the mission of Christ on Earth. The following verses give more details about this conversation.