Monthly Archives: November 2010

Divided Loyalties

Wedged between two passages about riches is this bridging passage.  We frequently don’t see how whole books of the Bible are written as units.  We do not see the Bible itself as one large story of the whole of human history.  We need … Continue reading

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Praise for a Dishonest Manager

The parable that I read yesterday was hard to understand.  Why does Jesus praise a man who seems so crooked?  In the story a man is called before his boss for swindling and has a week or two before he … Continue reading

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Prodigal

The story of the prodigal son is quite famous.  However, the story is not really about the son.  The story is about the father and the older brother.  The father responds to the prodigal’s return with relief, compassion, and mercy.  … Continue reading

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Lost Something?

God goes in search of that which is lost.  Are we willing to be his agents to seek and find those who are willing to turn back to him?  The reckless abandon of deserting 99 sheep to look for one, … Continue reading

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Hateful Disciples

It’s no easy task being a Christian.  Jesus will accept no-one who puts anything before him.  To be a disciple means putting everything else in its right place, that means that it is second to Jesus.  The language here seems … Continue reading

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No Excuses

Some people wait to make amends with God until their death bed.  Some people believe in living it up before they adopt the dull twilight of religion.  Heaven for some is a boring eternity of harp playing on some cloud, … Continue reading

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Unexpected Citizenship

The Jewish people thought that, as genetic descendents of Abraham they would be withing God’s Kingdom.  When someone realized that Jesus was casting doubt on Israel’s access to The Kingdom of God, they asked if most would be saved.  Jesus … Continue reading

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