All Lives Matter, but Do We Understand Why?

Please read Matthew 16:24-26 carefully and contemplatively: “Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what […]

What Is Meant by “Kingdom”?

Our last post concluded with these words: “’Kingdom’ sometimes refers to Christ’s rule over all creation. But the use of ‘kingdom‘ in this sense is not the only way it is used in the New Testament.” Nothing demonstrates that clearer that while the word “kingdom” is used to speak of God’s rule, the message that […]

Are You a Plant to Be Rooted Up?

Jesus said in Matthew 15:13-14, “But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” After being told that He had offended the Pharisees, […]