Category Archives: parable

I don’t like the “The Snack” because God’s not a snack, but life’s main course.

Anybody can show tolerance, but the risen Jesus Christ, alone, offers transformation! Jesus didn’t come to celebrate our fallen condition, but to set us free from it! To judge is to either condemn or to approve. The living Jesus wants to … Continue reading

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“Built Jesus Tough” on the Rock that never rolls

Sometimes it’s not enough to be Built Ford Tough. We need to be Built Jesus Tough! Ekklesia: Jesus builds it rock-solid! It’s being built on the Rock that never rolls — set in stone — Built Jesus Tough! Religious foundations wobble. Pastors can … Continue reading

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The Right To Grab Some Grace (Is An Oxymoron)

In a culture that continually demands its rights, it is important to remember that there is not a right to grace.  (That’s an oxymoron.)  You can’t just grab some grace and have it your way, like a fast food burger.  … Continue reading

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Great Restaurant (But Don’t Even Know Owner’s Views On Marriage)

I discovered a great restaurant 5 days ago and I have already eaten there 4 times (even though I don’t even know the owner’s views on marriage).  If you like a meat & 2 or a veggie plate (sometimes known … Continue reading

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Case Study — A White Homosexual, A Black Woman, An African Muslim, & A White Mistress

I was asked to write a diversity case study for a course I am taking.  Here it is: Sue, a black female, owns a company with 30 employees and hires Betty, a white female who has been the 2 year … Continue reading

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Guts & Glory In Spiritual Growth — Path, Rocks, Thorns, Fertile Ground

Spiritual growth is not for sissies.  It takes great guts to grow in God.  Not everybody has the courage, strength, and endurance to do it.  Jesus told a parable about a path, rocks, thorns, and fertile ground that illustrates the … Continue reading

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