Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Bridegroom Arrives Like a Thief in the Night

Originally posted on Understanding the Mission of Jesus:
Although I plead that I do not know much about ancient Jewish wedding customs, I have been told by reliable sources that the bridegroom would arrive at an unspecified time, usually during…

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Know God vs. No God

Originally posted on Understanding the Mission of Jesus:
Some years ago I sold insurance door-to-door as an interim job.  My manager gave me a piece of advice.  He told me that everybody is walking around with a sign on their…

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Sweat Equity and the Kingdom of Heaven

Originally posted on Understanding the Mission of Jesus:
In my Christian walk I have encountered a difference between each brother/sister, and a same-ness.  Can one Christian be more saved than another? We are the same in at least one major…

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Was the Disciple Peter a Coward?

Originally posted on Understanding the Mission of Jesus:
Matthew 26:30-35 reads:  After singing the Passover Hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.  Then Jesus said to them, ‘Tonight you will all fall from your faith on my account;…

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Think About God? In this Economy?

Originally posted on Understanding the Mission of Jesus:
Paul writes in his letter to the Philippians:  “I know what it is to be brought low, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have been very thoroughly initiated…

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Was Doubting Thomas Misunderstood?

Originally posted on Understanding the Mission of Jesus:
John 20:24-29 recounts some of the events following the resurrection of Jesus:  One of the Twelve, Thomas, that is ‘the Twin’, was not with the rest when Jesus came.  So the disciples…

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