Messianic Judaism is the faith of Jewish followers of Christ in the New Testament. Their blend of Jewish tradition and Christian practices make them as diverse as many denominations within the Christian faith.
Through Jesus’ example of a peaceful life, he not only showed his followers how to usher shalom into a broken world, but he offers hope for an eternity of peace and shalom with him and with other believers.
The Sermon on the Mount was one of Jesus most famous recorded sermons. In it, he gave us the Beatitudes, the Lord's Prayer, and countless other applicable lessons. It seems that no matter how many times you read this passage, there is always more to learn, and more that God reveals to your heart. Let's take a look at five things you may not know about the Sermon on the Mount.
Angels, spiritual beings, appear in the Bible more than 200 times. They have aided prophets, saints, and God’s people through the Old and New Testament and throughout the history of the church. They have been known to praise God (Luke 2:13-14), fight spiritual battles (Daniel 10:13), and deliver God’s messages to humankind (Luke 2:10). But do these beings have free will?
I have found that when I flip my perspective as a Mom to one filled with gratitude rather than frustration then I am able to live my days more joyfully. Psalm 127 is just one of many reminders from the Bible of how precious children are in the sight of the Lord!
Maybe knowing all the intricacies of the universe would be too much for our human minds. We struggle with sin already. Maybe God wants us to spend more time loving Him, others, and ourselves, as opposed to trying to solve all of life’s mysteries.