Matthew’s Kingdom Of Heaven

Matthew's Kingdom Of Heaven

The Book of Matthew is written with a focus on Jewish readership.

The Apostle Matthew was Jewish, a former tax collector by trade. Tax collectors were despised for being cheats. Sitting in their tax booths while working for Rome, they extorted monies from the locals. Any money they could collect that was over and above what Roman government required, was kept for themselves. One would realize this selfish advantage leads them to be concise and detailed in their record keeping. Continue reading

i am less and He Is MORE

i am less and He Is More

God isn’t more simply because He is bigger than me.

I am less and He is more. What a simple statement to share. However, if you want to understand the meaning behind this statement, it gets complex. Not complex like a mathematical equation that requires an Einstein to understand it. No, it’s complex because the statement encompasses a vast array of explanations. But let me simplify it. Continue reading

In God We Trust

In God We Trust

Belief in God is in our national history.

President Thomas Jefferson wrote, “The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time” and asked ‘Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are of God?’”

The need for our country to continually acknowledge these liberties from God, is established in our national motto.

“In God We Trust” – these four words establish our nation’s motto. History reveals it was: Continue reading