Sun, Oct 08, 2017
Duration: 37 mins 27 secs
Greed affects all of us. It speaks from our heart, making four common claims. Jesus challenges greed in a memorable parable about a man who wants a bigger, newer, better barn. It doesn't end well for him. Fortunately, greed has an antidote: Generosity.
Sun, Aug 06, 2017
Envy is an enemy to gratitude. When we spend more time lamenting what others get rather than what God gives, it spoils our souls. Jesus exposes this tendency in his parable of the Pay Day.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017
Duration: 41 mins 18 secs
Jesus is not looking for fans, but followers. He is not as interested in decisions as disciples. Those who chose to follow Jesus must do the hard work of counting the cost in advance. Otherwise, you might be like the person who started a building project, but did not finish it.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Duration: 47 mins 47 secs
We look for lost keys, socks, and gift cards. God looks for lost sons and daughters. We all have the propensity to run from God or refuse His love. We are all prodigals. Fortunately, our God shows relentless love.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017
Duration: 43 mins 48 secs
God works in small, steady, slow ways. This the picture Jesus paints of the Kingdom of Heaven in the Mustard Seed parable. The imagery is familiar and relevant. For we prefer the fast and efficient, the big and impressive. We must learn to rest in God's blessed slowness.