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Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 / Matthew 25:14-30 How long has it been since you’ve heard or said these words: “You just wait ‘til your father gets home! He’ll make you pay for the way you’ve been acting!”? We hear the same … Continue reading
Do you have as much trouble asking for help as I do? I’m far happier about responding to requests from others for help than I am to ask for another’s kindness. I’m not sure what that’s all about. … Continue reading
Matthew 25:1-13 My first title for this piece was “Good Works are the Ticket into the Kingdom of Heaven.” That’s a title/statement that would make the average Lutheran theologian react in defense of what he/she was taught in confirmation … Continue reading
Matthew 23:1-12 Aramaic scholar, Neil Douglas Klotz says that the word “woe” from a Semitic language viewpoint is a cry of alarm or warning in the context of being cut off from the sacred flow of life. Jesus wasn’t warning … Continue reading
Luke 17:11-19 Most of Jesus’s story about healing the ten lepers is easy to understand. But it’s the last line of the story that has always been confusing for me. Jesus said to the foreigner, “Your faith has made you … Continue reading
Matthew 22:1-14 I explained many of Jesus’s parables about the kingdom of heaven in my recent book, but this parable didn’t make it into any chapter. It could have fit into the chapter about “who won’t get into heaven” (Chp. … Continue reading
Matthew 21:33-46 Here’s another group of people (to add to the list in my last post) that Jesus says will not participate in the kingdom of heaven (also called the kingdom of God). In my ebook about the … Continue reading
Matthew 20:1-16 Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven is like some people who worked all day in a field and received the reward that they were promised for their work. No problem with that. Then the landowner … Continue reading