Becoming Prepared

October 11, 2020
In Jesus' parable, the invited guests respond shamefully and criminally.  Their reaction is somewhat inexplicable.  But the host destroys “those murderers.”  He replaces them with people from the streets both…

Living in Obedience

October 4, 2020
Moses relayed the 10 commandments:  8 were prohibitions, 2 were positive, and harder to quantify.  The scribes and the Pharisees had to come up with a lot of extra regulations…

Humble Obedience

September 27, 2020
Jesus is challenged by the religious authorities about his credentials for teaching in the temple.  In return he challenges their faith.  He states that the notorious sinners who repent may…

God’s Provision

September 20, 2020
In His parable, Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven to a landowner who is looking for day laborers.  He hires some first thing in the morning, negotiating a fair price…

In Debt to Love

September 6, 2020
Matthew 18 begins with Jesus telling his disciples one who becomes humble like a child is great in the Kingdom of Heaven.  It then warns people not to cause “little…

Who Is Jesus?

August 23, 2020
The question of just who God is dates back millennia.  Most Middle Eastern cultures worshiped a pantheon of gods, who while they may have been said to have participated in…

Changed Hearts

August 16, 2020
Joseph started off plotting revenge on his brothers.  When they discovered who he was, they expected nothing less.  But his experiences had taught Him that God used even his mistreatment…