The Father of Two Lost Sons [Bible Reading 6/25 Week]

The Father of Two Lost Sons [Bible Reading 6/25 Week]

Jesus told a famous parable of a loving father with two lost sons. In the characters’ attitudes and actions, we see a picture of human sinfulness, the grace-filled posture of God, and the deadliness of self-righteousness. Like the original listeners of this parable, we are called not to resent God’s grace but to celebrate God’s […]

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  June 25, 2017   No comments
The Good Samaritan [Bible Reading 6/18 Week]

The Good Samaritan [Bible Reading 6/18 Week]

In the prelude to the parable of the good Samaritan, an expert in the law asked Jesus how to gain eternal life and then summed up the message of the Old Testament in the commandments to love God and to love one’s neighbor. In response to the man’s question, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus told […]

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  June 18, 2017   No comments
The Unmerciful Servant [Bible Reading 6/11 Week]

The Unmerciful Servant [Bible Reading 6/11 Week]

Jesus taught on forgiveness through the parable of the unmerciful servant. Jesus’ followers are invited to forgive others because they have been forgiven a much greater debt. Forgiveness of others is an overflow of God’s good news, not simply an occasional act when it feels appropriate. To follow Jesus means to remember we are forgiven […]

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  June 11, 2017   No comments
The Sower and the Soils [Bible Reading 6/4 Week]

The Sower and the Soils [Bible Reading 6/4 Week]

Jesus taught His disciples about how God’s kingdom actually comes. Jesus’ message is spread liberally, like the casting of seed by a sower, but people’s responses are not determined by the content of the message but by the condition of their hearts. Jesus’ parable of the sower and the soils helps us understand why, as […]

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  June 4, 2017   No comments