Tag Archives: Parable

God will help

Luke 16:19-31 He is dirty, has a long scraggly beard and holds a sign in his hands that simply said “Hungry. Anything will help.” His name is Lazarus. Does this sound familiar? Likely you have driven past him as you … Continue reading

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A place at the table

2 Corinthians 4:13-5:10, Luke 16:19-31 As baptismal waters washed over his head, the stain of sin was erased forever and he was made a new creation. At long last he became a child of God, refreshed and brought to new … Continue reading

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To bear fruit

Luke 13:6-9 Note in Jesus’ parable that the fig tree isn’t expected to do anything miraculous. It’s in a vineyard, but it isn’t asked to produce grapes. The owner of the vineyard doesn’t demand that it become something it is … Continue reading

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The feast is ready

Luke 14:16-24 The table is set, the banquet prepared. Everything is ready. It is time for the feast. There is only one problem, the guests have decided not to attend. It seems there are more pressing things on their minds. … Continue reading

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Trouble loving you

Luke 10:25-37 I have to admit, I have had trouble loving you. Yes, you are my neighbor and Jesus commanded me to love you, but it has been truly difficult at times. At first, I thought it was because of … Continue reading

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Love your neighbor

Luke 10:25-37, 1 John 3:14–18 As John writes in his first epistle letter, “Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer.” Reading this passage, two things came to mind. First, is that love is the exact opposite of murder. When … Continue reading

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Good Soil

Mark 3:31–4:9 Not surprisingly. most Christians believe they live a very good life and are open to God’s Word in most instances. After all, we worship, we sing the hymns, and we say the prayers; what else is there? Certainly, … Continue reading

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