Monthly Archives: May 2014

Mustard Seed | Matthew 13:31-32

The kingdom of heaven… starts now. John the Baptist prepared the way for Christ by saying that “the kingdom of heaven has come near” (Matthew 3:2).  In this parable, Jesus doesn’t use the future tense – it’s not, “the kingdom of heaven will be like a mustard seed…”  The kingdom of heaven is now, even […]

World | John 3:16

There’s a good chance that you know John 3:16 by heart.  I want you to bring to mind the first six words: “For God so loved the world…” Imagine a globe, and all the different countries represented on it.  Some of them you know and think about often.  Others you learned back in 7th grade […]

House | Joshua 24:14-24

“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). Today is Mother’s Day. It’s also the “Festival of the Christian Home” on the United Methodist Church calendar, a day to focus on the role of the home for followers of Christ. For those two reasons I chose these words from Joshua […]