Don't Fear the World
1 John 3:13 13Do not be surprised and wonder, brethren, that the world detests and pursues you with hatred. So many times in life we find ourselves making bad decisions because we are concerned with the opinions of people in the world. “What will they say if I do this?” or “what will they think of me if I say this?” and all the while we are fighting a battle that...
Jesus’ first message to us in Matthew was that the Kingdom was at hand. In other words the Kingdom was here, it had arrived. The Jews of those days were expecting the Messiah to come and overthrow the Roman government which had subdued the Jewish people, but Christ didn’t. Instead He revealed to the people the power that He’d entrusted them with. Religion, which is man’s...