A few weeks have gone by, and the United States election process continues on. How would an ambassador for Jesus relate to people during such times as these? Peaceably—because our citizenship is in the Kingdom of God and our Redeemer, King, and Advocate is eternal, we have the peace of God that surpasses all human … Continue reading How to be an ambassador in these times
What is important about John the Baptist and his message about preparing the way for Jesus? Listen in to hear more. https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=16873463
Why was it important that Jesus was a Nazarite? How can He be compared to the famous Old Testament Nazarite, Samson? This episode discusses the last verses of Matthew's second chapter. https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=16693268
Anyone out there anxious or distressed about the presidential election? Is there a way to relieve this distress, regardless of political preferences? YES. First, take the long view. Can we back out of this event at this time in this place to consider the universe within which the election is taking place? God provides for … Continue reading Anxious about this election?
How does the truth about the religion we claim (what governs us) and the faith we claim (honesty about dependence) actually work out in our lives? Consider the example of time management. People seem to be too busy or not busy enough. What if there was a beautiful, broad place (this is what “peace” means) … Continue reading Time Management
There are two important things to glean from these few verses in Matthew. One is about Jesus retracing the steps of the children of Israel, doing correctly what everyone before Him did incorrectly. The second is in regard to the death of the innocents by Herod. How can we make sense of this tragedy, that … Continue reading Podcast: Matthew 2:11-18–The Death of Innocents
We all know the story of Jesus' birth and the Wise Men. But there are some interesting contrasts and important questions that Matthew 2 brings up that might not have come to your mind before. Listen in to hear a fresh perspective on this familiar text. https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=16528637
My neighbor and his wife want to be faithful Christians, but find their disposition very negative toward people wearing masks during the Covid pandemic. They asked for my help. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. The “name of the Lord” is an abbreviation for all there is … Continue reading Wearing masks during the pandemic
Today I noticed something particular about one of the taunts thrown at Jesus during His crucifixion: “He has been and remains honest about dependence on God. Let Him save Him now if He wants” (Matt. 27:43). (Sidenote: “wants” here is the one that means wanting something no matter what, as referenced in podcast 35.) Those … Continue reading Now!
This text from Matthew 1 offers the opportunity to consider marriage in Mary and Joseph's day, and how it compares with relationships and marriage in our time. https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=16413644