Home Tag "Pharisees"

VIDEO: Moments that Matter – Does God Really Love Humanity? (Part II)

The Prodigal Son is One of Jesus’ most famous parables. Most interpret this story to depict sinners running away from God and then coming back. Inspirational? Yes, but NOT the main point. The strange parable of the Unjust Steward that detailed exactly what was happening as the Pharisees were losing God’s favor. What lessons can we learn from these two parables? Watch this short vlog and then listen to the full podcast of the same name.

VIDEO: Moments that Matter – Condemned to Death, How Did Jesus Love His Enemies?

Loving your enemies is to want good and not harm to come to them. Jesus mapped this out for us, especially in the last days of his life before his crucifixion. Jesus not only taught us in detail how to love our enemies, he showed us in living color how to profoundly care for them. He literally "walked the walk" – all the way to Calvary. As we look back upon the death and resurrection of Jesus, we will see how he was the instruction manual for loving your enemies. How did Jesus show devotion to those who were devious and hostile, attachment to those who antagonized him and affection for those who became his adversaries? For an in depth bible study listen to our inspiring podcast of the same name.

How Do You Know God Can Trust You?

Trust is a tricky thing. In some instances it comes to us with ease – as children we typically trust our parents above all others. As we become adolescents we often lose that trust, because we have replaced it with trusting our friends who are obviously much cooler and smarter than our parents. When adults, the door once again opens to trusting our parents because, well, because they have somehow become smart again! Now, let’s look at trust from the other side. Parents will or will not trust a child based upon what they see in them regarding maturity and integrity. A child really must earn their parent’s trust and that usually takes time and evidence. It is the same with God? We obviously should trust Him at all times and for all things. The real question here is can – should - God trust us? What must we do or be to warrant our Father in Heaven truly trusting in us?