Dinner’s Ready…Are You?

On Monday, March 26th, 2018 in The Thing Behind the Thing

This story from the Lord Jesus has some things that are easy to understand.  The wedding feast is heaven.  The original invitees are those that rejected Jesus in His time.  Those that ultimately get invited to the feast are those that not only needed Jesus but also received Him as their Savior.  But the story … Continued

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Building Codes

On Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 in The Thing Behind the Thing

Often when this parable is read, people automatically assume that the solid foundation is Jesus…or the solid foundation found in our faith in His life, death and resurrection.  And that’s true too.  The only foundation on which you can build is that of Jesus Christ (1Corinthians 3:11).  But the foundation spoken of here in Luke … Continued

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Not Like Other Men

On Sunday, March 18th, 2018 in The Thing Behind the Thing

Today’s story from Jesus is one that can make you mad on first reading! Who does this pharisee think he is silently judging the tax-collector in his heart like that? Well, to be completely honest, he’s just like everyone of us. All of us carry with us the sin of pride, thinking we’re better than … Continued

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Surrendering All

On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 in The Thing Behind the Thing

When this parable has been read and interpreted and preached in past years, Pastors have reminded the hearers that they should “surrender all for Jesus!” And we remember from this past weekend that indeed, once brought into relationship with Jesus, he is to be the single most important thing in our lives. But these passages … Continued

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The Bottom Line

On Sunday, March 11th, 2018 in The Thing Behind the Thing

We all know the reality of counting the cost of the things in our lives. If we get into a relationship…what is the depth of that relationship and what will it cost us?  Jesus reminds us that “the thing behind the thing” is counting the cost of our relationship with Him. Oh, the cost has … Continued

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Weed Seeds

On Thursday, March 8th, 2018 in The Thing Behind the Thing

This week’s “thing behind the thing” is a reminder that satan is sick and twisted…right?  What drove him to be the way he is?  What moved him to be adversarial towards his Maker?  We’ll explore those questions but we’ll also remember that regardless of the “why?” there’s the reality of the “what.”  The “what” here … Continued

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Ready or Not…

On Sunday, March 4th, 2018 in The Thing Behind the Thing

The game “Hide and Go Seek” is a very old game that children have played forever! It’s a great game and one played all over the world.  Here in the United States, the seeker would count to a hundred with their eyes closed and then call out “Ready or not…here I come.”  Today as we … Continued

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Party in Heaven

On Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 in The Thing Behind the Thing

What’s going on in heaven?  What happens in heaven day to day?  Oh, there’s no end of theories, Biblical theories and existential theories alike.  But what does the Bible say here in this passage?  We read here in Luke that an amazing “party” is happening in heaven on a regular basis.  But what is the … Continued

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Big Debt—Big Love

On Sunday, February 25th, 2018 in The Thing Behind the Thing

This is a parable that we can relate to all too well. All of us understand the reality of debt. But we also understand that if we were to have that debt forgiven…well…we will then be indebted in a whole new way, right?  If we had a debt forgiven…we would be forever indebted to the … Continued

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