Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:1-2)

Christ builds on his comparison between a false and true prophet by offering a contrast between a false disciple and a faithful one. Jesus shocks his audience by telling them that on Judgment Day, many people will claim that they did all kinds of good works—even miracles—in his name. These people will insist that their […]

The Sermon on the Mount concludes with five contrasting images. The second one is a simple yet very practical metaphor comparing fruit trees and religious leaders. Jesus of Nazareth came to a religious culture that had exchanged relationship for rules. Israel’s leaders had become arrogant and judgmental. They condemned Jesus for not observing their strict […]