"The Kingdom of Heaven is like..." How would you complete that sentence?
In today's passage, Jesus completes it for us: twice! The two parables have similarities, but also some key differences. Understanding those difference can help us understand His Kingdom & how...read >>
Are you a parent? How well do you know your children?
If you're not a parent, how well do you know yourself?
Consider your character. Now multiply the impact of these traits out over the course of a few thousand years. What do you think? Scary or hopeful?
Let's face it, we all hate sin. It's embarrassing, shameful and humiliating. Whether sinner or saint, no one likes to be made a fool, or, more likely, reveal their own foolishness.
Sin heightens our awareness to God's power & wrath, and, therefore, we all run from...read >>
The weight of past sins and failures can absolutely immobilize.
Are you living under the weight of your failures? Whether your sin resides in the privacy of your own heart or in the public arena for all to see, Jesus redeems.
Few knew failure like Peter. But...read >>
After seeing nothing but spiritual blindness in chapters 7 and 8, today, as we begin chapter nine, Jesus touches an untouchable, a blind beggar, giving him sight and life in the Light of the World.
So what were the qualifications? Sin. Blindness. In other words......read >>