We are always living in the shade of fear. Some fears are authentic whereas many fears are unreal and are nothing but different types of phobias. However, it is fair to say that it would be hard to find anyone who is free from fear.
This is a unique feminist approach to a gender-neutral paraphrase of the Holy Bible, which uses the true name of Yahweh God and of Yeshua, the Christ, rather than the traditional man made form of Jehovah by Sis. Kimberly M. Hartfield, B.S., M.S. – Christian Counselor, Ordained Minister. It is a work in progress, so these are excerpts in a continuing series.
Historians such as Tacitus, Tertullian, Suetonius and many others recorded how Christianity faced unprecedented persecution after the death of Christ and the rise of Emperor Nero to power. All of the original apostles of Christ faced trials and were put to death either by the Roman Empire or local authority figures – but they all died for their faith.
This is a unique gender- neutral paraphrase of the Holy Bible, which uses the true name of Yahweh God and of Yeshua, the Christ, rather than the traditional manmade form Jehovah. It is a work in progress, so these are excerpts in a continuing series.
The beatitudes can very often go unnoticed but they are very important for those who have made the decision to follow Christ. They should guide us, point us in the right direction, teach us, and show us the values that Jesus cares about. As we read them we should be looking at whether or not we are trying to follow them.