The Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers is found in the Gospel of Matthew 21:33-46: Matthew 21:33-46 33 “Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers an
We set the stage for our future at any point in time by building level paths to walk or uneven paths. Level paths lead to healing, to fulfillment, and make the run easier to navigate. If we aren’t careful, there are times that we are not even aware of the path we are setting before us. This wh
The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus’ greatest discourse (or sermon if you will). He started first with the Beatitudes…….. (eight life-attitudes) in Matthew 5:6-11. I find this wise and amazing. Our attitudes are the most important starting point in applying the wisdom of Jesus to our
An elderly couple were killed in a car accident. They got to heaven and Peter gave them a tour, “Here is your oceanside condo, over there are the tennis courts, swimming pool, and two golf courses. If you get hungry, just stop by any of the many gourmet restaurants located throughout the area.
We find this same story in the Gospel of Matthew 22:34-40. When we look at Marks account, we see that Jesus’ focus is on a greater commitment from people, not just knowledge and right answers. This, I believe is key. Keep in mind here that in the preceding verses Jesus is engaged in conversati
Our Christian faith and worship cover a very broad spectrum. Some houses of worship are huge and towering like the Crystal Cathedral in California. Some pastors/priest wear ornate robes. Some services are filled with ritual and eloquent prayers. All of these things miss the point and amount to nothi