The parable of the wheat and the weeds....

  In the 13th chapter of Matthew Christ gives the parable of the wheat and the weeds.  “T

No Power, No Control

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning. The gospel text was the parable of the wheat and the weeds, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43.

Wordless Book - Colours of the Christian Message

Last night was Sunday night in New Zealand and I suddenly remembered that when I became a Christian as a child, the message I responded to was presented using the Wordless Book with coloured pages that represent the gospel message. As far as I know this was the first time that colour had a big impact on my life and my first experience of  what I call colour language.

We have become strangers

When we severed our ties with the fatherland, we became not only strangers among strangers, but we were cut of from our own nation and became strangers to our own people. Our pulse no longer throbs in the rhythm with the hearts of our kindred. We have become strangers;strangers to those we left and strangers to those we came to….Let me repeat:We have become outsiders to the people we left, and we have become outsiders among the people to whom we came.

Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath

Biblical Criticism Inside Versus Outside the Church

A mother snake gave live birth to seven baby snakes. As soon as they exited her belly she ate them one by one. Daddy snake lay near by and upon seeing what she did asked her. “Why did you do that don’t you know you destroyed our future?” “Now we are finished.” She smugly replied, “I must be true to the historical critical method.”

How about a little Christmas in July?

I don’t know what it’s been like in your neck of the woods, but here in southern Michiga

No Eye Has Seen

But as it is written, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.”  1 Corinthians 2:9    

Wet Jesus

When I was six years old, I accepted Christ into my life for the first time. At the time, I didn’t really know what I had just signed up for, but I liked the idea of having a forever friend, so it sounded like a pretty good deal. I grew up with Jesus, telling him my secrets, my fears, my accomplishments, you name it. Jesus was my best friend for years, even when I thought I had no one else.

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