On many occasions Jesus showed us the magnitude of God’s love and plan. But he showed us in story form. We will look at a series of parables – a series of stories - Jesus used in Luke 15 and 16 to trace the power and grandeur of God’s love for all of us.
The story begins with a young Jewish woman named Mary, who was engaged to a man named Joseph. The angel Gabriel visited Mary, and told her she would have a son named Jesus. God used his power - his Holy Spirit - to cause Mary to have a baby by a miracle. Watch this charming animated video for the rest of the story!
Biblical leadership is likened to being a shepherd, however many Christian leaders of our day fall woefully short of this example. So, how do you gain trust, foster teamwork, inspire and evaluate, all at the same time? Watch this short vlog and then listen to the podcast of the same name.
Jesus was a master story teller. He knew how to keep people’s attention while teaching important and difficult things by using very commonplace subjects like farming, fishing, servants and weddings. Most of the time the majority of his audience did not fully understand his lessons, and Jesus actually wanted it that way. On this program we will look at the parable of the sheep and the goats and see who Jesus is talking about and what time period he is talking about. Are sheep good and goats bad?
Following Jesus is not an easy task. At the very beginning of Christianity it was not easy and now, 2000 years later, it remains difficult. Jesus explained this. Much of his explanation came by way of parables – stories he told that would help his true followers understand and grasp the monumental task before them, while not making it plain to others. On this program we look at one of these parables and try and understand the import of the message. The message? Jesus is the shepherd, and we, if we are his sheep, need to learn his voice and follow only his lead. Stay with us as we ask this simple yet piercing question, ʺDo we recognize his voice?ʺ