The shrewd manager

September 18, 2016 Scripture Reading: Luke 16:1-13 Apparently St Augustine said of the parable of the shrewd manager, “I can’t believe this story came from the lips of our Lord.” 1600 years later and we still don’t like this story! A friend of mine once preached a sermon series on peculiar stories in the Bible….

Listen Up

September 11, 2016 Scripture Reading: Mark 12:28-34; 2 Timothy 3:1-5a, 10-17 He was angry and was waiting for me as I entered the fellowship hall after the morning service. He was upset about something he had heard me say in the sermon and let me know in no uncertain terms what he thought. When I…

Watchful and ready to serve

August 7, 2016 Scripture Reading: Luke 12:32-48   Christ left little doubt that he is coming back. His return in glory is very real to him. He talked to his disciples on many occasions preparing them for his coming, for living in the light of his coming. He never clears up all the questions, but…

The parable of the rich fool

July 31, 2016 Scripture Reading: Luke 12:13-21   The parable is like a pebble in the shoes of those who follow Jesus. It isn’t all that difficult to understand; it just makes life uncomfortable; it hurts when we walk; we just want to stop and get rid of it. According to Jesus “life does not consist…