Oscar Mata

Amazing Grace

“Unclean, unclean!” Lepers had to scream when they saw someone healthy coming near to them. The best way against leprosy in Jesus’ day was to isolate them from society and let them die alone, far from their families. Lepers did not receive health care or spiritual care, since the priests couldn’t go near them. Nor […]

Good News!

The English word gospel is of Anglo-Saxon origin, meaning “God spell.” It is a rendering of the Greek word euangelion, meaning “good message” or “good news.” Behind the Greek word is the Hebrew basar, meaning “to proclaim good news” (Isaiah 40:9; 52:7). This is not news in general but the announcement of God’s sovereign action, […]