Jesus went to Galilee, preaching the good news of God: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe in the good news!”  (Mark 1:14-15) A new era of God’s relationship with mankind had begun, just as it had been promised to Abraham’s generation.  The time had come for mankind to make a decision.  The Old Testament sacrifices and laws were now represented through the long-awaited Messiah.  The Kingdom of God was present on the earth, and this certainly was good news! The last prophet was John the Baptist.  He was the messenger sent ahead of time to prepare the people for a new era, a new way.  Mankind’s only required response to receive God’s salvation: Repent and Believe.  It sounds simple, and […]
Jesus genuinely cared about people.  No one could accuse him of not caring.  He never asked the crowds for their money.  He was never self-serving.  He was not political.  He did speak as someone who had authority, but that is the only thing he could be accused of. The answer to everything – our lives, our struggles, our questions – can be found in Jesus’ words that he has given to us.  So for a few minutes, tune out the noise from the media and our world, from everything we see and hear around us, and just listen to what Jesus has to say.  As I continue on this journey of reading through Jesus’ words in the New Testament, I come to the next passage in his Sermon on the […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her passion is connecting technology with faith to produce good.