Archive for May, 2013

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God’s kingdom and the wealthy (18:18-30)

Is it hard for rich people to enter the kingdom?  No, it’s impossible.  But what is impossible for men is possible with God.

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Sharing a meal

I feel guilty.  Today was Vicky’s seventh birthday. Vicky chose spaghetti for lunch.  And I wasn’t there to eat it with her and the family.  I was in my office at the church building doing last minute preparation for the Grace Assembly.

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Christian suffering

Since Christmas, I have been reviewing nine books on the theme of Christian suffering. The rise of the modern health, wealth and prosperity heresy has robbed many Christians of their ability to deal with suffering because they are not adequately prepared and armed with Scripture to meet it.  I personally have gained a lot from this study.

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Cross-examined in God’s courtroom (6:1-8)

The people of Judah and Jerusalem were summoned into God’s court.  “How have I wronged you?  Why are you so bored with me?” he asked. What could they answer?

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An eligible recruit? (18:18-30)

A rich and influential ruler came to Jesus ready to become one his disciples.  Yet he went away sad.  What was his problem?  Only that he had too much to contribute.

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