Living Lessons 5
on October 4th, 2023
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him,...
Living Lessons 4
on September 28th, 2023
If you haven’t read this story in a while, it is probably time to do it again.“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps[a] and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5 As the bridegroom was delayed, they all ...
Living Lessons 3
on September 14th, 2023
“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the...
The Burden of Owing
on September 13th, 2023
A few weeks ago I was able to visit Chicago with a group of friends. While we were there, something happened that really got under my skin. We needed to park our car for three days while we traversed Chicago by foot. To my luck. across the street from our hotel, was the Hancock building. This was good, because in the bottom of the Hancock building there is great parking. After checking the price...
Faithful Over Little
on September 6th, 2023
14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants[a] and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents,[b] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. ...
on July 26th, 2023
Here we are in the last chapter of the book of Acts! And what a journey this has been! Have you ever been impacted by the end of a book? Was it surprising? Did it answer questions, or create more curiosity about the story? I found myself especially curious after reading the end of Acts. The last two verses of Acts specifically stood out to me. Acts 28:30-31 says, “He lived there two whole years at...