- 1 Corinthians 15:20-26
What’s worth giving everything to get? In these last four parables, Jesus tells us how and where to find real treasure.
Do you ever feel like you’re in a holding pattern with God? When you look at the world or the things going on in your life, you wonder, “why doesn’t God do something?” Jesus’ parables about the wheat and the weeds, the mustard seed and the yeast help us understand this question and a related one: how to wait well when God’s kingdom seems to be taking its time.
Our world is a cacophony of voices all promising justice, healing, and hope. Cutting through the confusion, Jesus speaks a clear word: Listen! The kingdom of heaven is here!
Blood is thicker than water! Family really matters. But in this final interaction between Jesus and the Pharisees, Jesus radically redefines the family of God, with profound implications for us.
When the scribes and Pharisees ask Jesus for a sign, he reply is confronting to say the least: “An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign”. Why the blow up? Jesus is interested in what that seemingly innocuous request reveals: a heart full of unbelief. We explore the topic of unbelief––as possible for those who think they’re near to God as those who are far off.