Okay, that may be a bit dramatic. But you really need to start thinking about some things.
There are times and places to talk about the apocalyptic book of Revelation. Usually, church is a safe place. It could be from the pulpit, the minister, or from a teacher at a bible study of some kind.
Every week, I share the articles and posts I enjoyed, the ones that made me think, the few that reminded me of the truths of Scripture. I hope you enjoy the posts that I read over the last seven days and are encouraged by them too.
There is something to be said for knowing what you are living towards. We talk about it when it comes to business, our personal lives, but why not with our family? We have the chance to shape our relationships, with our spouse and children. We need to take that seriously.
The significance of Jesus’ parables cannot be understated. They are a major portion of the Gospels, not to mention a healthy chunk of his recorded teachings. And as such, the Parables of Jesus have been taught on, preached about, and otherwise expounded upon at length. To the point of exhaustion, if you ask some church parishioners.
So how are we to understand these stories? Because they are stories after all, correct? They aren’t actual facts…or are they? Are heaven and hell really just a chasm apart? Is God like an angry king that begrudgingly answers a widow’s prayers? Does Jesus really not understand that mustard seeds aren’t the smallest seeds there are? Continue reading “The Parables of Jesus by David Wenham: A Book Review”→
Not as a people that are worthy of you, of your great love, or of your infinite mercy.
We stand before you as broken, sinful, wretched people; stained by the tar of sin, scattered by our selfish desires, unholy by our rout rejection of you.
And we say, Thank you.
While we are these things, you look down on us and smile. You look down on us, as we are, and still love us. You still forgive us. You still continually show us the mercy of your heart, day after day. Night after night.
The daily waves of love and mercy do not stop. They are not dwarfed by what we have done or doing. They are not made any less by our sin but appear all the more majestic and magnificent.
God, as we move through this day, as we go about our week, remind of us this.
That your love and mercy know no bounds, no barrier or blockade. That nothing will stop you from being good to us, even when we are anything but.
May we not abuse or take advantage of your goodness, Lord, but may we see these gifts for what they are and be drawn back to you each time.
Thank you, Lord.
We pray in Jesus’ name,
This prayer first appeared on Christian Thought Sandbox.