We’ve almost all heard the parable of the Prodigal Son. A son decides he wants his inheritance now and is not willing to wait. As soon as his father (graciously!) gives it to him, he runs off and wastes it all, only to return home to his forgiving father who is waiting with open arms. […]
When we work hard, we expect fair compensation. We don’t like to be taken advantage of or ignored. But what about when we’re over compensated? How do we feel when we receive more than we are due? God, in His amazing grace, gives us more than we deserve! As we explore the parable in Matthew […]
We’ve all heard the parable of the Good Samaritan. We’ve all learned the lesson that we need to show kindness. But is that the only thing Jesus was trying to teach in Luke 10? How did the first audience to this popular parable understand Jesus’ teaching? Who really is “our neighbor”?
Sometimes a story is just a story. At other times, a story is more. In Matthew 13, Jesus tells a seemingly simple story about a farmer who plants seeds. On the surface, it seems pretty straightforward but it carries a lot of weight when we apply it to ourselves. How are we applying God’s Word […]
A Pharisee and a Tax Collector walk into the temple… No, this is not the start of an Old Testament joke but instead a parable of Jesus. Through the use of storytelling, Jesus provided deep lessons on the Kingdom of God and other spiritual topics. This week, as we look at a story about a Pharisee […]