God & Government

January 9, 2022
The tension between the freedom and duty of an individual and coercive power of the state is not new. Jesus’ enemies unite to try to make Him sound like an…

Figs & Vines

December 19, 2021
Now that Jesus has tossed tables in the temple, the chief priests and elders want to know why. Who does He think He is, and what is going on? They…

King Jesus

December 12, 2021
At the birth of Jesus, magi from the East saw His star and came to worship the King of the Jews. When they found Him, they presented gifts of gold,…

Greatness

November 28, 2021
Jesus made Himself of no reputation, took on the form of a servant, lived without sin, and died on the cross in order to redeem us from sin and death…

First to Last

November 21, 2021
God is constantly turning things upside down including us. The rich young ruler goes away sorrowful because he doesn’t want to give away his possessions, which causes the disciples to…

Marriage & Divorce

November 14, 2021
Jesus has been in the northern region of Galilee since chapter four. He was born in Bethlehem of Judea, but under threat of murder, His parents fled to Egypt and…

Seventy Times Seven

November 7, 2021
Why was Jesus able to love people so abundantly and consistently throughout His ministry on earth? The disciples ignored Him, told Him what to do, argued over who was the…

Children of the Kingdom

October 17, 2021
Matthew’s Gospel has five discourses given by Jesus that each conclude “when Jesus finished speaking”: the Sermon on the Mount, the Missionary Discourse, the Discourse on Parables, the Discourse on…

Strength of Faith

October 10, 2021
“Faith” is a word used so often by Christians that we easily forget its purpose and power. It’s not nebulous,  nor does it make you vaguely a “person of faith.”…

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