Modern Day Lessons

The Christian concept of philanthropy – what the bible says about charity and giving

The fire Lightning struck my son and wife’s home during the early morning hours of July 4, 2017 - the day they were due to return from the hospital after giving birth to their first child. Theirs was a new marriage, new family, grounded in a hard-earned new starter home.…
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Matthew

Ignoring social constructs, Jesus touches and heals a leper (Matthew 8:1 – 8:4)

After Jesus completed his Sermon on the Mount, he came down from the mountainside. Large crowds of people followed him (recall that prior verses tell us the people were “astonished” at his teachings). A man with leprosy approached Jesus and knelt before him. He said, “Lord, if you are willing,…
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Matthew

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth – turning the other cheek (Matthew 5:38-5:42)

Continuing the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said: You have heard it said, ‘An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’ but I tell you, do not resist attacks from an evil person. If someone slaps you on the right check, turn to them the other cheek also.…
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