The Rich and the Kingdom of God

Today we are looking at the story of Jesus and “the rich young ruler” from the Gospel according to Matthew. 16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?” 17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “ThereContinue reading “The Rich and the Kingdom of God”

The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven

The disciples were always jockeying for position.  They all wanted to be the first, the best, the closest to Jesus with a high position in the Kingdom.  So we can imagine their surprise at the answer Jesus gave  to the question in Matthew 18:1, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Jesus answered:Continue reading “The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven”

:) Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” —  Jesus, Matthew 5:3, NIV (New International Version), accessed from BibleGateway.com So who are the poor in spirit?  The version of this in Luke 6:20 says simply blessed are the poor. Those poor in the material things of this world have aContinue reading “:) Blessed are the Poor in Spirit”