Today’s Text: Matthew 13:44-46 This text has a context and the context is filled with parables of the kingdom. It starts out with: The Sower – the condition of the heart (soil) determines the fruitfulness of the life. The Weeds – the glory of the kingdom is revealed at the end of the age. The … More When the Kingdom of God Dominates Your Life
“I know;” a moment’s pause and then, “we have to let them go.” My bride was responding to my wistful comment, “I miss our kids.” It was one o’clock in the afternoon and we had been driving since 5 AM. The occasion was the last day of a 30thanniversary celebration vacation in New England. It had … More Longing and Contentment
Our Big Problem For some time I have been convinced that a big problem in the American Church is that we have a mindset that implies that Jesus can be added to our already basically intact worldview. I am convinced this is a faulty way of thinking about discipleship. Jesus doesn’t want to be added … More Stop Adding Jesus to Your Life!
Thursday is for Discipleship (Listening to Jesus Series) There is a value to the gospel and of Christ that is beyond calculation. That is the point of Jesus’ parables in Matthew 13:44-46 (ESV). “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy … More What is the Value of the Kingdom of God?