On the cross, Jesus substituted his people.
Our inheritance is ready and waiting for the day that is appointed. The question that matters is this: When that time comes, will you be ready and waiting?
Jesus’ set of people types in the ‘Beatitudes’ surprises us. The actions and attitudes he commends here are things that are either humiliating, costly or emotionally draining.
Although excessive brooding over one’s own sinfulness can be a sign of a melancholy temperament, it should be remembered that … in our day and age, we are not likely to overdo it.
Real Christianity is difficult, and in our society increasingly foreign. What compels people to begin and continue this path?
Sometimes (I confess) I have thought it would be nice if Christianity was more of a “civic” religion.
Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom of God announced that its arrival was imminent, and that we must drop everything in order to be ready and on board for it – that is, we must repent.
The episode of Jesus in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11) has much to teach Christians as they seek to follow his example. During his forty days, he is faced with trials that would one of two things…
Are you in need of a new beginning with God?
Grace at its best is also grace at its worst. Grace is hard to accept when it does what it does best.