April 1, 2018
How would you live if you knew you would rise? Jesus knew he would rise from the dead and so he poured his life our in service, courage and devotion. This same hope is promised his followers – so a life lived for Christ a life lived not in vain.
March 25, 2018
How are we stewarding the lives God has given us? In one of Jesus’ last parables, he tells a powerful story about a vine owner who leaves his land to be cared for by tenant farmers. Their stewardship of what he left them gives us an amazing window into the way Jesus was received during […]
March 18, 2018
Jesus told his disciples that the kingdom of God is like a mustard seed. Through this parable he teaches that the coming of the kingdom of God, though universal in the end, starts in a small and almost unnoticed way. This helps us make sense of the day in which we live and teaches us […]
March 11, 2018
As Jesus spent his time with “sinners”, he would often clash with the “religious” of his day. They grumbled at how Jesus would meet and share with such people. In answering their grumbling, Jesus tells three parables about lost things being found. He said that there is celebration in heaven when a sinner returns to […]
February 18, 2018
In part 6 of our series on the parables of Jesus, we look at a small but powerful record in Scripture. This short parable tells us that God is not done with us yet, but that there is a deadline for each of us to make our decision to believe. The parable of the fig […]
February 11, 2018
In part 5 of our series on the parables of Jesus, we look at a story he tells to teach about the priority of love. He challenges his listeners (and us today) to not be too busy, religious or afraid of the cost to get involved and love! After all, it is the most important […]
January 21, 2018
How is the gospel working in your life? In part 2 of our series on the Parables of Jesus, we look at the parable of the sower, where Jesus teaches how the “word” works in hearts and what to be watchful for to ensure the gospel’s growth and fruitfulness.
January 14, 2018
Jesus often spoke in parables, common stories with a deep and spiritual meaning. He spoke this way to separate those who had ears that heard and those who were listening. In part 1 of our series on the Parables of Jesus, we learn why he spoke like this.
December 24, 2017
Christmas is the great celebration of God’s gift to the world, His son Jesus. But the realities and truths of Christmas Day are still true on December 26th, and everyday! God loves you, can be trusted and has a plan and purpose beyond just one day.
December 10, 2017
In the beginning God created the world perfectly. God’s relationship with humanity was close and founded on love. But the crafty serpent proposed tempted Adam & Eve to turn away from their Creator. But as they learned the consequences of their choice, God also injected a hopeful promise of a coming one who would defeat […]