The Gospel of Matthew was written by a tax collector named Matthew. Of the four Gospels, Matthew is the most systematic in presenting the teachings of Jesus. The book of Matthew was used almost universally by the early church as a source book for instructing new converts in the faith.
Heaven, the future home for all true Christians, is just as real as any city on earth. It is freedom from all pain, fullness of joy, and eternal communion with God. How can you secure a place for yourself there?
People sometimes doubt the existence of Hell or wonder how a loving God could send people there.The Bible teaches us there is a Hell and it is literal and eternal punishment. It is prepared for Satan and his angels, not man, but those who follow him will go there also.
Greed is a terrible thing. Ahab,a king, noticed a vineyard, and since he couldn't get it lawfully, he chose to allow his wife to get it for him by murdering an innocent man and his children. Though it is a terrible story, there are many lessons we can learn from Ahab and the vineyard he coveted.
Modern liberal theologians have generally discarded belief in angels and demons. But those who read the Bible seriously come to the conclusion that great hosts of good and bad angels actually exist. What do the angels and demons do and how can we overcome the power of the demons?
Although we do not know much about Aquila and Priscilla it seems that they were a couple who was totally dedicated to the Lord and were used to help Paul in his work of preaching the gospel. There are several lessons we can learn from their lives.
Romans 12 is a survey of attitudes by which Christian people should live. The three main categories are our attitudes toward God, other Christians, and our enemies. Have you checked your attitudes recently?
To respect the rich and despise the poor is inconsistent for the Christian. Partiality shows a lack of God's love for others in our hearts. In His sight each person is of equal value, no matter what their income is or what family they come from.