So Jesus is giving is a sign as to just how mistaken we are when we go through life believing there is just not enough for us and for them, for me and for you, for mine and for yours… We are back in Galilee. The multitudes are coming to Jesus, and it is a […]Read More I Shall Not Want
Back in John’s telling of the first recorded miracle of Jesus, turning water into wine… So yes, On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee. The third day as in Tuesday, as in Sunday, Monday, Tuesday…also as in the doubly blessed third day from Genesis, a doubly blessed day that must be the day […]Read More What’s That For Us?
Going to be looking at the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, but before that I’m going to look at what comes right before that parable. In other words, I’m going to set up the context in which we find that third of the most famous parables of Jesus. We’ve already looked at the […]Read More It’s Got to Be Somebody’s Fault…
It’s amazing sometimes how we miss the pieces of the puzzle coming together. It’s all the more amazing to us when we have our eyes opened and can now see what we’ve always missed before. I’ve been reading N.T. Wright’s book “The Day the Revolution Began; Reconsidering the meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion”, and it’s bringing […]Read More Leading By Example
The parable of the Good Samaritan, a story so powerful the we still us the term “Good Samaritan” to describe someone who goes out of their way to help another, expecting nothing in return. 2000 years later, this story still inspires to us to become better people. But, as with so many if Jesus […]Read More What Will You Do??
So, last week, I asked the question, “Does God bring the famine?” You may not agree with me, but my answer to this question, again, is an emphatic NO! In fact, as we see with the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ the Son of God, wherever he is, nobody goes hungry, everyone gets what they […]Read More What We Need
I’ve had this ready for over a day now. Due to the vagaries of life and my “day” job, I have not been able to take the time to post this, which is too bad because I thing it’s an important subject. I’m going to start doing things a little different for now, and schedule […]Read More The Truth Will Set You Free
Jesus bringing his prosperity gospel here to win followers with promises to make us all happy, healthy, wealthy, and wise. Well, not exactly… This, I believe, is the first time Jesus tells his disciples the truth that he is destined to be persecuted, opposed, rejected, and crucified. And he began to teach them that the […]Read More The Prosperity of Christ
600 years BC, before Christ, Jeremiah was a preacher and prophet in the tribes of Judah and Benjamin. Jeremiah was specifically prophesying, through his prophetic poetry, to the backslidden people of Judah. It is from this poetry that we get these two prophetic verses – ““For my people have done two evil things: They have abandoned […]Read More Written in the Dust
Good morning!! An example here of how we perceive the sermon on the mount to be disconnected sayings just thrown together, when in reality the whole sermon is a single, unified talk in which one idea builds upon the other. Jesus begins with the beatitudes, with listing all those the world had written off who […]Read More Heartsight