The Friend at
Midnight
July 17, 2011

This parable tends to be avoided, because it
compares God to an indisposed friend who must
be badgered into offering assistance.

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The Hidden
Treasure & The
Priceless Pearl
July 10, 2011

God’s kingdom doesn’t come without our surrender;
so, there is a cost to be counted ... and it’s
absolutely, categorically worth it!

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The Wheat and the
Weeds
September 12, 2010

Every gardener understands the frustration of
weeds. Turns out, God has His own gardening
problems.

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The Two
Foundations
September 5, 2010

Has a storm ever caught you by surprise? In this
parable, we learn that although the storms of life
are inevitable, being prepared is a choice.

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The Barren Fig Tree
August 29, 2010

The message of this parable is simple: There’s a
season of grace to produce the fruit of faith
before your deadline comes.

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The Jealous Brother
August 8, 2010

Jesus finished the parable of the prodigal son
with a celebration. Now, He continues with the
story of the jealous brother, and His warning is
simple: don’t be a party pooper!

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The Prodigal Son
August 1, 2010

Sin is “fun” for a season, but it’s shortsighted
and superficial. It’s an attempted shortcut to
happiness that always ends in misery.

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The Talents
July 18, 2010

It’s tempting to feel sorry for the one-talent man
in this parable. Well, we’ve lost something in the
translation. To Jesus’ listeners, this guy would’ve
come off as a real jerk!

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The Unmerciful
Servant
July 11, 2010

Those who refuse to forgive are trapped in a type
of prison. And the strange thing about this
particular jail is that the locks are on the inside
… and the convicts hold the keys!

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The Unshrunk Cloth
& The New Wine
July 31, 2011

We can’t make ourselves spiritually healthy or
holy with inflexible,  rules-based religion. We’ll
only shrink the joy we have in grace and burst
under the pressure.

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