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  • July 20, 2024By JB Shreve

    Is it possible that Jesus called on us to actually LOVE OUR ENEMIES? A lot of scholars and teachers imagine that Jesus meant less than what He is saying in this passage from Matthew 5 and the Sermon on the Mount, but the simple fact is – this is what He modeled for us! Today’s

  • July 3, 2024By JB Shreve

    Episode 19: Turning the Other Cheek  The Manifesto – Life, Politics, and Reality in the Kingdom of God In today’s episode, we examine the famous passage from the Manifesto in which Jesus talks about turning the other cheek. We then travel through different interpretations of this passage, from Leo Tolstoy to Dr. Martin Luther King

  • June 26, 2024By JB Shreve

    Episode 18: Oaths, Vows and Promises: The Manifesto – Life, Politics, and Reality in the Kingdom of God In today’s episode, we look at the famous passage from the Manifesto, in which Jesus talks about oaths and vows. Contrary to popular teachings, Jesus is not banning either oaths or vows. He is going to something

  • June 19, 2024By JB Shreve

    Episode 17: Marriage and Divorce The Manifesto – Life, Politics, and Reality in the Kingdom of God In this episode, we look at Matthew 5:31-32 of Jesus’ Manifesto. What was Jesus really saying here? It was a lot more and a lot different than the way many interpret His words on marriage and divorce today.

  • June 13, 2024By JB Shreve

    Episode 16: The Issue of Adultery Manifesto: Life, Politics, and Reality in the Kingdom of God Jesus held nothing back when he presented His Manifesto (traditionally called the Sermon on the Mount). In this episode we explore how he went directly to the heart of the matter when it came to lust and adultery. We

  • June 12, 2024By JB Shreve

    Episode 15: Anger and Hatred Manifesto: Life, Politics, and Reality in the Kingdom of God In this episode, we look at the issues of anger and hatred and the standards Jesus presented in His Manifesto. Jesus goes well beyond “thou shalt not murder” but He also provides a pathway for us. What we traditionally refer

  • May 30, 2024By JB Shreve

    Episode 14: Attaining God’s Perfection Manifesto: Life, Politics, and Reality in the Kingdom of God In this episode, we begin to look at what I call “the recalibrations.” This is the section of the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus distinguishes His Manifesto from the teachings and traditions of the religious leaders. What we traditionally

  • May 15, 2024By JB Shreve

    Episode 13: The Opposer to the Kingdom of God – Part 2 Manifesto: Life, Politics, and Reality in the Kingdom of God In this episode, part of our ongoing series covering the Sermon on the Mount, we continue our look at the greatest opposition to the Kingdom of God in the earth when Jesus taught

  • May 14, 2024By JB Shreve

    Episode 12: The Opposer to the Kingdom of God – Part 1 Manifesto: Life, Politics, and Reality in the Kingdom of God In this episode, part of our ongoing series covering the Sermon on the Mount, we look at Matthew 5:20, where Jesus defined the greatest obstacle and opposition to the Kingdom of God. It

  • May 1, 2024By JB Shreve

    Episode 11: The Salt of the Earth Manifesto: Life, Politics, and Reality in the Kingdom of God Matthew 5:13-16 In this episode, part of our ongoing series covering the Sermon on the Mount, we look at Matthew 5:13-16 where Jesus defines His followers, the Church, and the citizens of the Kingdom of God. What we

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