In this week's video, Jesus urged his followers to prepare with the parable of the Porter. Click HERE for the video.
Most scholars consider Mark the first gospel written. The author penned his message in the midst of doubt. Did early Christians really understand who Jesus was and what he attempted to do? Was it worth the effort to believe? These were the questions the evangelist answered.
With an emphasis on fulfilling Scripture quotes, most scholars throughout the centuries assume Matthew wrote to a Jewish-Christian audience. So, to understand the gospel of Matthew, we need some background in the culture of Judea at the time of Jesus.
Commentaries and analysis on Hebrews and the "Catholic" letters are now available. These include James, Jude, 1 and 2 Peter, 1-3 John.