Martyrdom: Are You Ready To Be The First In Line?

Daily Devotional - Martyrdom Are You Ready To Be The First In Line

The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. – Tertullian I often wonder why people fall in the trick of Prosperity Gospel and Word-Faith Movement. These groups promise riches, good health and comfortable lives while on earth, using the name of Jesus. Perhaps, people should read the Bible thoroughly and ask the […]

Giving of Alms – Matthew 6:1-4

Bible Study - Giving of Alms - Matthew 6_1_4

In the previous chapter, the Lord Jesus stated that He came not to destroy but fulfill the Law (Matthew 5:17). And, in Matthew 19:7-8, when Pharisees asked Jesus, why did Moses then command, He answered to them and said that Moses commanded because of the hardness of your hearts … but from the beginning, it was not so. While […]

Vengeance And Love – Matthew 5:38-48

Bible Study - Vengeance and Love - Matthew 5_38_48

We are God’s creation – we are His masterpiece. Although all of God’s creation is unique, He made us special, a little lower than the angels, as the psalmist David said in Psalm 8:5. God created men in His image. Thus, the moral standards engraved on our hearts, God pre-wired us to know what is right […]

Brood of Vipers

Daily Devotional - Brood of Vipers

The Pharisees and Sadducees were the two major religious groups in the time of Jesus. The Pharisees were more religiously focused, while the Sadducees were more politically focused party. Both parties did not like each other, but they have united in the common hatred towards the Son of God, Jesus Christ. The Pharisees was a […]

Smile with Your Eyes

Daily Devotional - smile with your eyes

Scripture 22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! — Matthew 6:22-23 […]

Giving to the needy

Giving to the needy

Scripture 2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. — Matthew 6:2 KJV Observation This verse is the part of the Sermon on […]

Jesus Christ Fulfills the Law

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled

This is our 3rd lesson in the series of The Sermon on the Mount. You can skip right to the main part of this lesson or continue reading if you have not read lessons about The Beatitudes and The Similitudes. I will briefly cover them in the next two sections. Briefly about the Beatitudes At […]

The Similitudes of Beatitudes

The parable of salt and light

A couple of weeks ago, we had Scripture reading of Matthew 5:1-12. In that passage, Jesus opened His Sermon on the Mount by introducing to the disciples and gentiles The Beatitudes – the guidelines for saints and believers. This “sermon” probably covered several days of preaching. Christ continues with The Similitudes. Matthew 5:13-16 King James […]

Rejoice

daily devotional rejoice

Word of God Matthew 28:8-9 (KJV) 8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. 9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. […]

It is Important to Understand the Consequences of our Actions

It is Important to Understand the Consequences of our Actions

Word of God Matthew 26:14-16 (KJV) 14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, 15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that time he sought opportunity […]