Tag: Living Kingdom

Living Kingdom: Surprising treasure

In ancient history, pearls held pride of place for value and expense. So, the pearl in this parable represents something of great beauty, unique character and, understandably, immense value. What could that “something” be?

Living Kingdom: A thousand times, yes

“My first reaction to re-reading this parable was, Wow! A whole fable on indecisiveness? Could anything be more relevant to me as a human?”

Living Kingdom: Counting the cost

Today’s endless pursuit of success and happiness can cost many areas of our lives that actually sustain us like rest, time with family, health, and the list goes on. . . There is a cost to our culture’s aspiration of “having it all”.

Living Kingdom: You and me, modern day pharisees?

The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector isn’t for Pharisees, it’s for “some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else” (Luke 18:9). Was Jesus talking about you and me? 

Living Kingdom: What man of you?

Just as every sheep is special in the sight of the shepherd, every child of Adam is unique and precious to the loving Creator.