God Loves a Tattle-Tale
on November 11th, 2019
What if we loved God every day in such a way that we weren’t willing to let our sin or our failures keep us from saying, “I love you, daddy?”   Read More
Jesus and the Law
on November 11th, 2019
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets,” declared Jesus as He stood atop a hill and preached. The image is reminiscent of Moses first delivering the Law to the people of israel.  Read More
A Kingdom of Blessing
on November 6th, 2019
What does it mean to be blessed? That is one of several important questions we should be asking when we read the opening section of Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount”. These nine blessings (“beatitudes”) are among the most famous of Jesus’ sayings, and there is something satisfyingly simple about them. But have we really understood them?   Read More
A Light In The Darkness
on November 5th, 2019
The arrival of Messiah meant the salvation of Israel. That is something that's made clear in the prophecies of the Old Testament, and especially those written in the years preceding Israel's exile.  Read More
The True Son
on October 10th, 2019
As Matthew proclaims the truths about Jesus’ life and ministry to his readers, he goes out of his way to hold Jesus up as a sort of “New Israel”.  Read More
Leaving Jerusalem
on October 2nd, 2019
John the Baptist is one of the great – and perhaps one of the most mysterious – characters of the New Testament. We see him only in glimpses in the four Gospels; preaching in the wilderness outside of Jerusalem, dressed in strange clothes, baptizing the people of Israel (including Jesus, as we will address in the next post), and eventually suffering imprisonment and execution under King Herod.  Read More