As with most stories, we are continually pursuant of the happy ending. We long for idealized conclusions to our favorite tales and wish there’d be a similar euphoric ending in our own life. This is why the standard fairy tale coda remains “happily ever after.” We want that. We want all the wrongs to be made right. We crave for the day when our fractured lives will be remade.
The contention between Christ and the Pharisees is a recurring theme throughout the Gospels. In each account of the Messiah’s earthly ministry, numerous episodes are given of the Pharisees’ incessant quest to test and dismantle Christ’s claims. The scene at the close of Matthew 22 is no different and contains some of the most critical words ever spoken by the Son of God.
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A commentary upon Psalm 119:153-160.
As an avid movie-goer, one of the ways Scripture comes alive for me is to picture the stories as if they were scenes and beats from a live-action movie. Granted, Hollywood’s recent cinematic foray into the biblical narrative haven’t been too sincere to the source material.
A poem by Ralph Erskine.
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I was able to sit down with my good friend RJ Grunewald for the latest episode of “Ministry Minded.” RJ’s a Lutheran pastor in Michigan and is an accomplished speaker and blogger. If you’re not already, you should definitely follow him and read his stuff. You’ll be greatly encouraged by it all.
Another week, another collection of links for your enjoyment and perusal!
The salvation of wretched sinners by an omni-holy and forever-righteous God is, by all accounts, a categorical impossibility. The logic of righteousness insists as much, not permitting even the smallest ounce of sin to blemish the remarkable majesty of the Lord’s perfection. Yet, there still persists much confusion surrounding the holiness of God, which, I would contend, forms the basis upon Christ delivers His most famous discourse, the Sermon on the Mount.