Tag Archives: Teachings of Jesus / Parables

A Kingdom Life of Turning Aside

I’m sitting this morning in a busy Starbucks — one of the places I frequent in the mornings before classes. At the big table, a group of teenagers does more talking about love interests than working on homework. Two middle-aged … Continue reading

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Only the Empty will be Full

A sermon manuscript on Luke 18:9-30, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes) Introduction A few years back, I wanted to put together a special dinner for my wife Faith for her birthday. I had dinner planned, … Continue reading

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The Internalization and Radicalization of the Law

“You have heard it said…  But I say to you…”   – Jesus To say Jesus of Nazareth was a controversial figure is a gross understatement. Loved by some, hated by others, but extremely hard to ignore … and considered by … Continue reading

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Tel Dan

After breakfast, we departed the hotel in Tiberias and headed north along the Sea of Galilee, then through the Hula valley between the Ridge of Napthali on the Lebanese border and the mountains ridge of the Golan Heights, to Tel … Continue reading

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God’s Latest Lesson in Upsidedownness

I have been reading through the book of Matthew lately. In my time with God yesterday, I was in Matthew 13, which are (what I call) Jesus’ agriculture parables. In this chapter, He tells the Parable of the Sower, the … Continue reading

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