Three episodes from the Gospel of Matthew that not only inform us about Jesus, but suggest to us how we can relate to him.
There is a fairly old debate concerning modern Christian mission: Should priority be given to gospel preaching or to social action?
The call of Christ still waits to be answered.
I think it would be a great project to read through the Gospels and consider how ALL of it is ‘good news’.
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.
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…
I have been considering the theme of ‘wisdom’ in Proverbs lately, and what its connection to Jesus’ words in Matthew 23:34 could be: “I am sending you scribes, prophets and wise men”.