While God is able to command us to do what we ought, through Jesus he now appeals to us in love for the sake of the Good News.
Do you remember how important where you sat was in school? Where you sit at an important dinner? Jesus shares some common sense about sitting, then overturns it by asking…
Do you care if Jesus knows you? Many do not. Christians do, and therefore know that he does.
Generally fire is not good. But it is also an essential purifier. Jesus both destroys and makes pure.
What is prayer all about? Is it magic, is it useless, or is it really about placing all our trust in God as our Father?
Jesus suggests that listening to his words is what makes gives our lives meaning, not simply being busy with the work of the day.
The priest and the levite had legitimate reasons for not stopping to help the man robbed by the side of the road. What are yours? What's stopping you from helping?
It's summer time, and the harvest has come. But while we enjoy the fruits of the earth, laboring for them is not always enjoyable. Is that why we don't rejoice…
A man healed from a demonic possession causes chaos in a local community, but brings salvation to one very thankful new disciple. Preached at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Kingston, Jamaica
Several times towards the end of John's Gospel, Jesus finds his heart troubled. Then he addresses the trouble in his disciples' hearts. The answer to this trouble and fear is…