Category: Parables of Jesus

Anxiety and Being in the Middle

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, … Continue reading Anxiety and Being in the Middle

Spiritual Acumen. Do I Have It?

Jesus also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A rainstorm is coming,’ and it does. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and there is. You … Continue reading Spiritual Acumen. Do I Have It?

The Parables Jesus Told

I love a good story, especially if related by an exceptional storyteller. If the storyteller loses enough inhibition to bring life to the characters, utilizing a wide range of inflection for the character’s speeches, the stories will not only be captivating but memorable. I have … Continue reading The Parables Jesus Told

New Wine in Old Wineskins

No one pours new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the skins burst and the wine is spilled out and the skins are destroyed. Matthew 9:17 Don’t mix the old with the new. That was the message Jesus wanted to convey when he shared two parables. … Continue reading New Wine in Old Wineskins

Casual Teachers

And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.” Matt. 13:52 A scribe was more than just … Continue reading Casual Teachers

Minimizing My Light

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so … Continue reading Minimizing My Light

Becoming a Legitimate Fruit Inspector

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad … Continue reading Becoming a Legitimate Fruit Inspector

My Need To Make Someone Pay

Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.  When he began to settle accounts, they brought to him a servant who owed him ten thousand bags of gold.  Because the servant didn’t have enough to pay … Continue reading My Need To Make Someone Pay

New Patch On An Old Coat

Then the disciples of John came to Him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?” Jesus said to them, “No one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the … Continue reading New Patch On An Old Coat

Ones Who Feel Worthless

“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it … Continue reading Ones Who Feel Worthless