Contributed on Jan 3, 2010
The Pharisees lived by a "patches" theology - if they could patch over the sin in their lives, the hole didn’t exist anymore. But Christians are not called to patch our old way of life. Do you know what we’re to do instead?
OPEN: I’ve noticed over the years that kids love jokes that are plays on words. For example, when I was a kid (now I never did this myself, you understand), but I’ve known kids who would call a neighbor and ask: “Is your refrigerator running?” (pause). When the person on the other end of the line ...read more
Contributed on Jan 17, 2010
Why does Jesus tell us that each servant received only one mina? (as opposed to the parable of the talents). And what does this parable tell us about our role as stewards of God’s gift?
OPEN: A famous preacher once delivered a powerful sermon on the subject of “God’s Ownership” and – since it spoke of the things we have belonging to God - this made a certain rich member of the church a little upset. The wealthy man took the preacher to his home for lunch, and then walked him ...read more