Jesus the Storyteller 3 Reflections of/ on Jesus’ ministry

Reflections of/ on Jesus’ ministry Are all readings equally valid? Relation to course of Jesus ministry The ‘mystery’ of God’s kingdom – cf. The kingdom of heaven is like … (Matt. 13:24, 31, 33, 44, 45, 47) Tares: a reflection of opposition The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in… Read More Jesus the Storyteller 3 Reflections of/ on Jesus’ ministry

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Jesus the Storyteller 1. Stories and their interpretation – two examples – Luke 11 & parables

A narrative turn of mind – Luke 11 Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? (v. 11-12) Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall… Read More Jesus the Storyteller 1. Stories and their interpretation – two examples – Luke 11 & parables

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Today’s thought “… and have no knowledge” (July 24)

Today’s thought “… and have no knowledge” (July 24) Today we continued reading Jeremiah and saw the exchange of words between the Lord and the prophet. There is no genuine spirituality left among the people, it is all a sham – yet the prophet appeals to God to act to relieve the terrible famine that… Read More Today’s thought “… and have no knowledge” (July 24)

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Today’s thought “Stormy winds fulfilling his word” (February 2)

Today’s thought “Stormy winds fulfilling his word” (February 2) Evil threatens to overcome the world. Evil has always been present, sometimes violently so such as in the days of my youth when Adolf Hitler was in power. Massive force was used to overcome the evil he created. But Paul wrote, “Do not be overcome with… Read More Today’s thought “Stormy winds fulfilling his word” (February 2)

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Today’s thought “My soul thirsts for God” (January 23)

Today’s thought “My soul thirsts for God” (January 23) Today’s Psalm 42 has this particularly challenging verse, “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” (verse 2). We linked this verse in with the two parables we read today in Matthew 25. There is first a… Read More Today’s thought “My soul thirsts for God” (January 23)

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Sign of the Times and the Last Days #1 The Son of man revealing

In the Holy Scriptures or the Bible we find that the Nazarene master teacher Jeshua (Jesus Christ of Nazareth) was asked “…What will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3) The apostles probably where thinking of having Jesus speaking about the end of the Roman Empire and… Read More Sign of the Times and the Last Days #1 The Son of man revealing

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Memorizing wonderfully 34 following Jesus the Way to the Kingdom

##  LUKE 9:11____________ 11 And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of The Kingdom of GOD, and healed them that had need of healing.__________________________ LUKE 9:62 62 And Jesus said unto Him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is… Read More Memorizing wonderfully 34 following Jesus the Way to the Kingdom

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