Fear of Death

Fear of death drove most cultural thought and behavior before the crucifixion of Christ. Jesus conquered death on the cross. As a result, as Christianity expanded, the Gospel message of freedom from the fear of death enthusiastically liberated every culture it touched. What happened? Today the responses of pulpit after pulpit to cancer, heart disease, accidents and now Covid in …

Virgin Birth: First Mystery and Miracle: Matthew 1

The Virgin Birth the First Miracle and Mystery of Jesus, but Genealogy Full of Miraculous Matthew presents the virgin birth as the first miracle of Jesus life.  A study of the stories of his genealogy will reveal many interesting personalities and backgrounds. Many “respectable people” through the centuries put forth great effort in highlighting only the honorable parts of their …

A Paralyzed Man Forgiven and Healed: Matthew 9:1-8

The paralyzed man is first forgiven and then healed. The purpose of the miracles was to serve as a testimony to the identity of Christ, and it is interesting that forgiveness has priority in the discussion. Forgiveness of the paralyzed man most bothers the teachers of the law. The teachers of the law represented the religious people of the day …