John the Baptist

The Christ

Reading: Matthew 16:13-20 “But what about you?” he asked.  “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man but by my Father in heaven.” (vv.15-17) And blessed…

stained window - serpent on cross in wilderness

The signs of the times

Reading: Matthew 16:1-4 How could we be sure that Jesus is the Messiah?  Aside from the sign of Jonah (i.e., three days in the belly of the fish; see also Matt.17:23), we have the Law and the Prophets (the Old Testament!)—they all attest to Him! “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained…


Reading: Matthew 15:1-20 “… Their teachings are but rules taught by men” (v.9). Over the years, we have seen national/international laws and policies evolve and change; even regulations in religious institutions.  But praise be to God, who has given us His Word—never changing in its instructions, always the absolute truth.