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)

Our lives are full of quests and questions: Identity (Who am I?) Significance (What gives my life meaning?) Intimacy (How can I been truly known and accepted?) Security (How can I be protected from harm?) Eternity (What happens when I die?) Whatever answers these questions becomes the driving force of our lives. So often, we […]

Having recast several key commandments in relational terms, Jesus now turns to three religious practices–almsgiving, prayer and fasting—that had been turned into self-serving rituals by the Jewish religious leaders. Christ warns them that to perform these works to impress men automatically disqualifies them before God. The Law commanded God’s people to give the first tenth […]