The blessings of Jesus reflect the values of the Kingdom (Empire) of Heaven which run counter the happiness the world seeks.
God blesses us. We can bless God in return. However, because of sin, our words of blessing don’t match our attitudes and actions. Then, our blessings become curses.
Many of us have an ambivalent relationship with law. Just mentioning the word “law” brings up many different images in our minds. For most of us, the law means a set of fixed rules and regulations that we are supposed to live by. We operate by law at many different levels. Most of us in … Continue reading Law and Relationships
After the children of Israel were delivered from slavery in Egypt, they spent 40 years wandering in the desert before entering the land God had promised to them. Why?
Jesus will come again in the same way that he ascended to his heavenly throne, in the same way in which he lived his earthly life.
The language we use affects the understandings we hold. I have recently been thinking about a prime example, the language of “king” and “kingdom” especially as used in the phrases “kingdom of God” and “kingdom of heaven.”
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. A look at two key terms: (1) peacemakers, and (2) sons (children) of God.
The concept of race leads to the power of racism used by a predominantly white society to control non-white people.
The powers ordered by God in Christ become rebellious.
Many Bible readers have been captivated by the imagery of the “armor of God” in Ephesians 6. However, the big question is “What are the powers referred to in the passage?”