The Greatest Commandment

Reading: Matthew 22:34-40 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” v.36 Jesus’ answer to the Pharisee’s question was from Deuteronomy 6:5.  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”  That should have been sufficient—one question, one answer.  But the Lord carried on—let…

Here comes… the bride who?

Reading: Matthew 22:1-14 The bride of Christ.  From childhood I’ve always heard that we who are redeemed in Jesus is the bride of Christ.  I didn’t really know why, because the parable of the wedding banquet seems to identify us as guests.  So now I thought I’d make a little investigation—by typing in the word…

Almost losing the race

Post cover image by Tomas Castelazo derivative work: Veronidae (This file was derived from: Prostitute tj.jpg:) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Reading: Matthew 21:28-32 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you.” – Matthew 21:31 In a…