The Power of a Proposition

Jacob Gaines The Parables Part 11: The Power of a Proposition

The Rich man and Lazarus

Jacob Gaines
The Parables Part 11: The Rich man and Lazarus
The point of this parable isn’t about the descriptions of the Rich Man or of Lazarus. It is to look at where the roots of your heart truly lie. Are the roots of our lives drawing from the spiritual well of God’s concern and compassion, which brings comfort in a world of pain?

The Shrewed Steward

Guy Kinnear
The Parables Part 10: The Shrewed Steward
Jesus pulls together two characters: 1. Worldly people working for more money for the good of the community and 2. Those who engage in religious isolation who aren’t contributing anything to those around them. Use our resources, but don’t be mastered by them; use them to honor the Master.

The Decision

Jacob Gaines
The Parables Part 9: The Decision
To follow Jesus means to follow no one else. The king counted the cost and allies himself with one greater than he. He surrendered totally and to the very end.

The Urgent Invitation

Jacob Gaines
The Parables Part 8: The Urgent Invitation
Our excuses, just like those in the parable, revolve around money, property, and stuff. Don’t let things become more important or keep you away from the party. Perhaps the Kingdom of God is an invitation to how the Church is supposed to respond to the community around them, not just a time in a Sunday Service.