Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star…

“And he said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand?  For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light.  If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”  And he saidContinue reading “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star…”

When Storms Threaten to Sink You

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.”  And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was.  And other boats were with him.  And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so thatContinue reading “When Storms Threaten to Sink You”

To Grow or Not to Grow, That is the Question!

“And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how.  The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.  But when the grainContinue reading “To Grow or Not to Grow, That is the Question!”

Are you inside or outside?

“And when he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables.  And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables, so that:  “they may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear butContinue reading “Are you inside or outside?”

Would Jesus Call You His Brother, Sister or Mother?

“And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him.  And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.”  And he answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?”  And looking about at those whoContinue reading “Would Jesus Call You His Brother, Sister or Mother?”

When You Can’t Play By Their Rules Anymore.

“And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.”  And he called them to him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan?  If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. Continue reading “When You Can’t Play By Their Rules Anymore.”