As always, a new day has begun!! Let’s see if I can wrap up my points on the Olivet discourse today… And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear […]Read More The End of the World
Still in the Olivet discourse, Jesus’ teaching his disciples on the end. The End which came in AD 70 with the fall of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, indeed the entire city. As Jesus told them, for these are days of vengeance. These were the days of vengeance, Roman vengeance. The Jewish War had started in AD […]Read More Days of Vengeance
Remaining in the Olivet discourse, Jesus’ teaching on “the end”, mainly working from Luke. Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. Jesus is teaching in AD […]Read More A Bad Hair Day?
The Sermon on the Mount, and not all who read this will be happy with it. We live and grow up in a Christianity that tells us to say a sinners prayer, usually based on Romans 10:9 (“But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that […]Read More Our Will Be Done…
Jesus continuing his sermon on the mount, giving us the hard truth that not all who claim his name will be what they seem. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. This was a hard teaching of Jesus that remains difficult. Beware of false prophets. Remember […]Read More Frogs and False Prophets
Looking at a prayer of discipleship to Jesus from the Psalms. On trusting in the Lord as our teacher… To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me. Indeed, none who wait for you […]Read More Let It Burn??
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. Jesus is the good shepherd! We can say that again, Jesus IS the Good Shepherd!! But The thief […]Read More Called Out
Looking at an example of Jesus Christ, Son of God, living out his teachings in the Sermon on the Mount at a moment in time when it would have been very useful to him to NOT follow his own ways. But of course, that would have been very un-Christ like of our Christ, wouldn’t it? […]Read More How to Move Mountains
Yesterday we began looking at Jesus discussion on anxiety and worry, and specifically our food, sustenance and just whom we are depending on for that daily bread. But while many of us do treasure our food place a high value on it, many others would rather starve than look bad. But the apostle John told […]Read More Appearances
Good morning!! An example here of how we perceive the sermon on the mount to be disconnected sayings just thrown together, when in reality the whole sermon is a single, unified talk in which one idea builds upon the other. Jesus begins with the beatitudes, with listing all those the world had written off who […]Read More Heartsight