March 3, 2013
Jesus, bound for Jerusalem by way of Jericho, encounters a blind man begging along side of the road. Mark’s gospel tells us his name is Bartimaeus. The f15 mile jaunt from Jericho to Jerusalem is well traveled by pilgrims sojourning to Jewish festivals.
February 24, 2013
Jesus said: “For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.” (due to technical difficulties, the audio recording quality is compromised)
February 17, 2013
In another parable of contrasts, told by Jesus on the Calvary road to Jerusalem, we see two men famously juxtaposed. A Pharisee and a Tax Collector; one from the most religious sect of Jewish life and the other from among the most despised.
February 10, 2013
The institution of slavery in our nation was an abomination and those that try to justify it on Biblical grounds grossly fail to exegete the Scriptures faithfully. But then it was Jesus who elevated the notion of relating to God as servants…
February 3, 2013
While Jesus’ story about the rich man and Lazarus describes the impassable chasm between Hades and Paradise, this side of death we all face another chasm. The chasm between us and God is just as real and yet this great divide has been crossed.
January 27, 2013
While scholars have long debated whether the story of the rich man (Dives in the Latin) and Lazarus is a parable or not, we know that Jesus is speaking truth to all who will have ears to hear.
January 20, 2013
During the Last Supper, while one disciple was betraying Him, one was about to deny Him, and all were about to desert Him, Jesus spoke a word of peace to these beloved followers.
January 13, 2013
Over the past 2000 years there have been numerous predictions on when the end of the world as we know it would arrive. All have been proven to be wrong.
January 6, 2013
Believed to have been written by the “weeping prophet” Jeremiah, Lamentations is a book of five poems that chronicle the woes of Judah’s Babylonian captivity.
December 23, 2012
Both the Old and New Testaments have recorded the lyrics of what were actual songs sung by Israel, the early church, and even the angels and saints in heaven.