Parables of the Kingdom 11

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector. This short parable (Luke 18:9-14) teaches a powerful lesson, one I have greatly needed to learn in the course of my life and still need regular reminders about. The Pharisee thanks God that he is better than others. He lists some of those he feels superior to and tellsContinue reading “Parables of the Kingdom 11”

Parables of the Kingdom 3

The Mustard Seed. I have to confess that I often get discouraged about the health of the church. Though there are indeed many fine congregations and some are doing very well, it seems that the church as a whole often gets off track. Problems abound, and sometimes it seems there is very little difference betweenContinue reading “Parables of the Kingdom 3”

The Story of God’s Kingdom 9

The Right Response to the King. The reality of God’s reign among us through Christ is not just interesting. It is extremely significant. It is not merely to be understood and discussed. It is meant to revolutionize our lives. You may remember that the prophecies about the kingdom describe God bringing better days among us.Continue reading “The Story of God’s Kingdom 9”