The 13th chapter of Matthew's gospel contains a series of parables that seem to be told on the same day. My hope is for us to work through these parables together to find a connection between them and, by God's grace through Jesus Christ and from the Holy Spirit's counsel, grow deeper in our understanding … Continue reading Parable of the Sower
You and I may disagree over politics, religion, the environment, what kind of region has the best pizza, or whether the toilet paper roll should be over or under (I'm an over kind of guy). The one thing I believe we all can agree on is that there is evil in our world. It fills … Continue reading The Devil and Division
https://vimeo.com/207746528?activityReferer=1 Many of the Bible studies that I have attended usually had someone with the audacity to bring a guitar (it would usually be me). My hope with the "Worship Songs" segment is to create a space where we could worship together, like we would if we were attending a Bible study together. Let this … Continue reading Worship Songs: “Your Love, Oh Lord (Psalm 36)” by Third Day
The danger of religion is that it can cause us to be self-concious or self-focused. What we give up or take up becomes more about ourselves and less about God. Fasting becomes a means to flex our spiritual muscle, to prove to ourselves we can be better. God is no one's fool though, He can see through our masks.
Day after day, week after week, we work, we sweat, we grind away to earn whatever it is we want. How we view ourselves and our work ethic ultimately affects what we perceive our value to be. Some believe they deserve everything, others believe they deserve nothing. Most of us, I believe, fall in between.