Jesus Welcomed the Outsiders


Jesus was born to show that God is open to accepting the outsiders in our world. He was born an outsider of sorts, in his time. His mother was impregnated by the Holy Spirit, and so no one in society would have seen this family as normal. In fact, we are told, in Matthew 1:18-25,Continue reading “Jesus Welcomed the Outsiders”

Our Foundation is Good News


1 Corinthians 15:1-8 Paul was very concerned that the Corinthians never forget the foundation of their faith. That foundation was the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ. Paul gives the synopsis of the Gospel in these verses, near the end of his first letter to the Corinthians. The Good News of Jesus Christ, as weContinue reading “Our Foundation is Good News”

Deliver The Good News In Silence


Luke 4:18-21 Jesus read those words of encouragement from Isaiah, and sat down to let them think. Sometimes instead of answering all the questions or debating the differences with people silence says far more. Jesus had just read one of the most important prophesies that they held on to, and instead of saying more heContinue reading “Deliver The Good News In Silence”

Good News in Tough Times


Isaiah 61:1-3 This passage in Isaiah was a passage of hope to the Jewish people, who had been looking forward to hope, help, and restoration for over 700 years. Shortly after Isaiah’s time the Glory of God left the temple in Jerusalem, and the capital city fell under the rule of foreigners. Although, the templeContinue reading “Good News in Tough Times”


Isaiah 61:1-3 This passage in Isaiah was a passage of hope to the Jewish people, who had been looking forward to hope, help, and restoration for over 700 years. Shortly after Isaiah’s time the Glory of God left the temple in Jerusalem, and the capital city fell under the rule of foreigners. Although, the templeContinue reading

The Keys to The Kingdom go to The Poor


Matthew 5:3 (NIV) 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. You might look at these words and wonder why would Jesus want me to be sad? Why would Jesus say we are to be poor in spirit? To be “poor in spirit”, is not about a physical economy,Continue reading “The Keys to The Kingdom go to The Poor”