Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:1-34)
The day of atonement represented the key event in the whole year for Israel. It was a time when holy sanctuary was cleased from sins. The sins of the people were transfered to a goat, who was expeled to the desert. In this manner all of Israel's sins were removed.
Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 19:23-20:16)
Everyone is naturally content when other people treat him in a fair way. Unfortunately this view is not shared by everyone. One is quite used to that. But what in the case when God acts this way? Jesus is telling a parable about how things works in his kingdom (Mt 20:1). He tells it in context...
Acts of Mercy (Matthew 25:34-40)
This passage emphasizes the importance of caring for others and serving them as a way of serving God aswell as Jesus served us. It teaches that our actions towards others reflect our relationship with God, and that we will be judged based on how we have treated the least among us. The passage...
Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)
Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)
Epistle to the Romans
The Epistle to the Romans was always drawing considerable attention among theologians. For example, it was this epistle which significantly contributed to conversion of Augustine, to Martin Luther's discovery of justification by faith or was used by Karl Barth to form manifesto of dialectical...
Righteousness Through Faith (Romans 3:21-31)
Romans 3:24 speaks about "redemption that came by Christ Jesus". We do not event think about that, but this redemption has on its background very strong ancient contextual image. Redemption is not just ordinary synonym for salvation, but it concerns literal redeeming of a slave (there is a Greek...
Epistle to the Galatians
Love One Another (1 John 3:11-24)