Striving for Great Faith

June 20, 2021
There are only a whopping two times in the gospels when Jesus takes note of a living person's remarkable faith, and it is in these two stories of the centurion and a Canaanite woman. She is certainly a Gentile and the Roman soldier is quite possibly a Gentile also, which sticks out like a sore thumb, since it was the Jews that should be the examples of faith.

Parables on our Will

May 23, 2021
Three parables are discussed: (1) A father asks his two sons to do something, with mixed results; (2) a landowner's servants and son are murdered; (3) a king holds a wedding feast. Part of a series in the parables.

Parables on Grace

May 16, 2021
Jesus teaches about grace and mercy. The main point: God's grace and mercy are astronomically larger than anything we could do. Yet we should still be thankful and practice grace and mercy toward others. Part of a series in the parables.