Bible Study

True Nature of the Kingdom

Secret of the Messiah — True Nature of the Kingdom Editor’s Note — Part 8 of Jesus, Kingdom Builder, a 13-part study of St. Matthew’s Gospel by Dr. Sri. The series will run every two weeks. Photography © by Andy Coan “Ssshhhh. . . . Don’t tell anyone yet!” That is basically what Jesus told the twelve apostles once they realized […]

Jesus Builds His Church on Solid Rock

Keys to the Kingdom — Jesus Builds His Church on Solid Rock   Editor’s Note — Part 7 of Jesus, Kingdom Builder, a 13-part study of St. Matthew’s Gospel by Dr. Sri. The series will run every two weeks.      Photography © by Andy Coan If you ever have the chance to visit the Vatican, go to the center of St. Peter’s Basilica and just look […]

Conflict in Galilee

Conflict in Galilee — Jesus Faces Opposition to His Kingdom  Editor’s Note — Part 6 of Jesus, Kingdom Builder, a 13-part study of St. Matthew’s Gospel by Dr. Sri. The series will run every other Friday.     By the end of chapter nine in Matthew’s Gospel, we see the people of Israel practically eating out of the palms of Jesus’ hands . . . […]

Louder Than Words

Louder Than Words — Jesus Puts His Words Into Action   Editor’s Note — Part 5 of Jesus, Kingdom Builder, a 13-part study of St. Matthew’s Gospel by Dr. Sri. The series will run every other Friday.    It has often been said that “actions speak louder than words”. This maxim is especially true for Jesus in the whirlwind of events following the famous “Sermon on […]

The Challenge

The Challenge — Jesus Offers a New Vision for God’s People   Editor’s Note — Part 4 of Jesus, Kingdom Builder, a 13-part study of St. Matthew’s Gospel by Dr. Sri. The series will run every other Friday.     The famous “Sermon on the Mount” (Mt. 5:7) is known for its beautiful spiritual and moral teachings. Indeed, it would be hard to beat a […]

Battle in the Desert

Battle in the Desert — Jesus’ First Victory for the Kingdom  Editor’s Note — Part 3 of Jesus, Kingdom Builder, a 13-part study of St. Matthew’s Gospel by Dr. Sri. The series will run every other Friday.  In Matthew 4, we see that Jesus began His career with a very bold opening move.  Notice how Jesus did not start His public ministry by […]

The King’s Anointing

The Kings Anointing — New Beginnings at the Jordan River Editor’s Note — Part 2 of Jesus, Kingdom Builder, a 13-part study of St. Matthew’s Gospel by Dr. Sri. The series will run every other Friday. The first time I visited the Jordan River — the place where John the Baptist began his ministry — I couldn’t help but think that this prophet […]

Getting to the Root of it All

Getting to the Root of It All – Jesus’ Family Tree Editor’s Note — Part 1 of Jesus, Kingdom Builder, a 13-part study of St. Matthew’s Gospel by Dr. Sri. The series will run every other Friday. For most readers of the Bible, reading a genealogy is about as exciting as reading a telephone book. Yet this is exactly how the […]