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February 24, 2017 by jmar198013
Jesus calls us to follow him. Just as he enters the sin, the shame, the sickness, and the sorrows of our lives, and heals us from within; so are we called to enter the sickness, the sorrows, and the sufferings of this world and begin the healing. When we become willing to walk bravely into the hells of this world, all heaven will break loose. That’s the Good News of God’s salvation.
October 7, 2016 by jmar198013
Ps 15.4 blesses the person “who keeps their promise even when it hurts.” In our story today, we saw God keep his promises, even though it hurt him. Moses reminded God of the promises he’d made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And because God is a faithful God, he kept his promises to them. So God didn’t give up on Israel—even when they broke his heart, and he really wanted to.
And he still hasn’t given up. Not on humanity. Not on his creation. He’s still the God who is faithful, even when it hurts. He proved that once and for all when an angry mob freaked out and committed an even graver sin than worshiping before a golden calf. As they nailed God’s Son Jesus to a cross, Jesus pleaded: “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.”
So God did just that; he forgave.
And he hasn’t stopped forgiving.
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September 30, 2016 by jmar198013
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May 23, 2013 by jmar198013
That Jesus’ teachings—especially as we find them epitomized in the Sermon on the Mount—stand in radical continuity with the Mosaic law (Matt. 5.17-20) should come as no surprise to us. This is especially true when we pause to consider the deliberate parallels drawn by Matthew between Moses and Jesus, particularly in the events leading up to the Sermon on the Mount.