The Joy of Persecution

The Beatitudes set the tone and nature for the rest of Jesus’ sermon. They serve as the key to understanding, not only the Sermon on the Mount, but Jesus’ teachings as a whole. Want to understand Jesus? Study the Beatitudes. I feel it is important to state that while I have tried to take a … [Read more…]

A Better Joy

Joy is about sacrifice. It’s about giving up temporary pleasure for the sake of the gospel in pursuit of a better joy. It’s a force that drives us and moves us and gives us meaning. Here’s what I mean by that. We all seek pleasure. We all, in one way or another, give ourselves to … [Read more…]