Are you blessed? Do you want to be?

Russell Minick Bible exposition, completion, think~be~do 0 Comments

The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus’ description of a blessed life. In short, righteousness is blessed. His teaching recorded in Matthew 5 describes genuine righteousness in ways that are often different than what we might expect. Someone who is pursuing unmixed and unhindered righteousness will be persecuted for being different. Peacemaking will be a priority when dealing with conflict, purity of heart will be more important than defending oneself as “good enough” and proactive mercy will dominate their actions instead of reactive demands for justice. In short, righteousness that gets …

Jesus sums up life as “Love God|Love People” – is he right?

Russell Minick Crown Heart World

“Love God|Love People” is a great slogan, but is it really what life is all about? Jesus seems to say that it is. But what about all of the deep, rich, complex, theological nuance of redemption? CrownHeartWorld’s main point is that “Love God|Love People” is the right way to understand everything else. “Love God|Love People” was the beginning ideal we have all fallen short of. Jesus lived “Love God|Love People” to the point of dying for our failed love. Jesus’ resurrection shows that selfless love is greater than all of human selfishness …