Parables of Jesus (The Two Debtors)

The parable of the two debtors is one of my favorite parables as it alludes to the kingdom of God in an extraordinary way. This parable takes place in Luke chapter 7. The parable itself only takes up two verses, but the effects of the parable last an eternity. Let’s dive into the parable of…

Equality: Race, Gender, and Wealth

When it comes to equality and treating everyone equally with the same respect, there is nothing more prevalent in today’s society especially in light of recent events. The world is all about equality, and yet the world is divided against itself on that issue. How are Christians supposed to view equality? Is it something to…

Parables of Jesus (The Waiting Servants)

The parable of the absent householder or the waiting servants is a short parable in Mark 13. This parable comes at the end of a teaching about the destruction of Jerusalem. The context in which this parable lies is imperative to understanding its original meaning and intent. Let’s dig in to discover this parable. 

Parables of Jesus (The Growing Seed)

The parable of the growing seed is only recorded in the gospel according to Mark. It is a short little parable that has a powerful message hidden within the words of the parable. We are going to look at this parable’s meaning and significance to help us develop the best understanding for this parable. Let’s…

Weekly Message: Lamentations (Ch.5)

Chapter 5 5:1-18 This is a description of the conditions after the fall of Jerusalem and possibly even in exile. The “slaves” described in verse 8 is an ironic way to describe the Babylonian rulers. The joy has been taken from them as their beloved city has fallen because of their rebellion against God. 5:19-22…

Parables of Jesus (The Talents)

The parable of the Talents comes right after our previous parable of the ten virgins. The context of the parable remains the same. Jesus has just described the fall of Jerusalem and of his second coming. These two parables follow directly after this teaching and there is much to learn from them. The parable of…

Weekly Message: Lamentations (Ch.4)

Chapter 4 4:1-10 This is a poetic description of the conditions of Jerusalem because of the siege. The people and the city were a light to the nations, they shone like precious stones but now they are unrecognizable. 4:11-20 This is about the taking of the city and it’s fate. The cause of this desolation…

Parables of Jesus (The Ten Virgins)

The parable of the ten virgins comes right after a decisive teaching of Jesus in the gospel of Matthew. In the chapter before, Jesus just gave his teaching on the destruction of Jerusalem and his second coming. These parables that follow are all connected to the idea of Christ’s return. The parable of the virgins…

Weekly Message: Lamentations (Ch.3)

Lamentations Chapter 3 3:1-18 The author now introduces himself as “I” the man who has seen affliction. The author has suffered right along with Jerusalem from God’s wrath. He now expresses his own suffering in poetry. 3:19-36 Though the author has suffered, he is reminded of God’s love and mercy. He knows that men will…