A unique look at the “Beatitudes” of Jesus

For many believers, the verses of Scripture we call the "Beatitudes," which are found in Matthew 5:3-12, are among the most beautiful and inspiring words ever spoken by Jesus. They can also be some of His most perplexing words. Jesus was not the first teacher to use "beatitudes."  On the contrary, the beatitude was a … Continue reading A unique look at the “Beatitudes” of Jesus

Is Jude the Weirdest Book in the New Testament?

Pound-for-pound, Jude may be the weirdest book in the New Testament. One author called the book "bewildering." I still think weird sounds better. Why is Jude weird? Where else can you find phrases like: "these ungodly people...heap abuse on celestial beings." Or, "But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about … Continue reading Is Jude the Weirdest Book in the New Testament?

We aren’t the first to be ashamed about Jesus

Romans 1:16: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile." Most of us who have endeavored to follow Christ probably came across this verse early in our journey of faith. While I am … Continue reading We aren’t the first to be ashamed about Jesus