Does Jesus have to put on a “Hello my name is Jesus” name tag so that we know he is right here with us? At the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry here on earth, He tells us that the kingdom of heaven is NEAR. Is that NEAR as in TIME, or NEAR as in Proximity? I believe that it is bot
I discovered that the terms “kingdom of heaven” and “kingdom of God” were synonymous. They have the same meaning. I believe that in order to understand the Scriptures fully that IT IS important to understand context. Not only Scriptural context (we should be careful about pla
We talk about going to heaven after we die, but maybe we should be talking about God’s will being done here on earth before we die! We talk about people being good and moral–following the principles of God so that we can avoid hell after death. But I want to INSPIRE YOU with the possibility of
We have been discussing over the last months the Beatitudes and the Sermon on the Mount, the most prolific of Jesus’ teachings and wisdom. I want to take a small side path for a few days and share with you Jesus’ teachings on the kingdom of heaven. This ties in directly with all that He taught
As Christians, indeed, as followers of Jesus Christ, we have a few choices as we face ANY sin in our life: We can bury our sin, hide it and become self-righteous, or we can give in to the sin and simply accept it in our life. We give up on the battle and we basically create a chasm between us and Go
In our last discussion Jesus elevated our minds beyond what we could easily accept, to a higher standard that stretched our hearts. Today we will go even deeper into the teachings of Jesus, teachings that may make some of us uncomfortable because these concepts often run contradictory to our world.