Jesus says that mustard seeds — the small things that you don’t value — are the makings of the kingdom.
Jesus teaches us that Christianity comes down to how we treat people whom we should hate: our enemies. That is how to be like our God. After all, we deserve death. We should be the enemies of God but in his love and mercy he forgives us. So Christianity, then, is a faith practice where we find that, in the place of hatred, is love.
Faith concerns the ability to view our circumstances as temporary situations presented to prepare us for the future that we’ve hoped for.
As with Peter, if ours is to be a Christian for-profit business, then we must be led by the plans and purposes of God.
Jesus found 12 men to follow him. One of these men, however, has been regarded by Christians today as having fallen: Judas.