Passover in Jerusalem was a Big Bang of Righteousness. The renewal of creation required such a moral correction.
The confession that Jesus is Lord, flows from experiencing His actions and not so much from a logical argument about His Being.
We can build our lives on rock or sand. Which it will be, depends on our listening to and doing what Jesus said in his Sermon on the Mount.
We hold to justification by faith alone. What is then this greater righteousness without which we will not see heaven?
True happiness is found in doing what is counter intuitive to our understanding of what will make us happy.
The Christmas Season of goodwill is not the Peace of Christmas. For the latter to happen, our peace must first be thoroughly disturbed.
Advent starts with a lowly girl from Galilee, who believed in God's power to do the impossible. We must follow Mary's example.
The New Heaven and Earth will be God's creation, not ours. We cannot make it happen. It is a free gift from God.
Political power, money power and culture, form a symbioses that makes it difficult to follow Jesus and obey God's Word. The Romans are still with us and so is Babylon.