What to Do to Hear “Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant”
Parables/Sayings of Jesus

What to Do to Hear “Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant”

If there is anything that people love to hear it’s approval for a job well done. It gives you confidence knowing that you are performing or have performed at a high level. It also gives you the encouragement to keep going and to continue in what you’re doing. In Matthew 25:23, a king gives his servant…

Why Did Jesus Say “Let the Dead Bury Their Dead”?
Parables/Sayings of Jesus

Why Did Jesus Say “Let the Dead Bury Their Dead”?

“When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake… Another disciple said to him, ‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’ But Jesus told him, ‘Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead’” (Matthew 8:18, 21-22). Did you hear correctly? This…

Why Does Jesus Say Whoever Loves Their Family More Than Him Is Unworthy?
Parables/Sayings of Jesus

Why Does Jesus Say Whoever Loves Their Family More Than Him Is Unworthy?

“Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:37). Does Jesus hate families? Why would he make such a drastic and harsh statement? After all, Jesus had a mother and father and…

Are We Like the Unmerciful Servant in Jesus’ Parable About Forgiven Debt?
Parables/Sayings of Jesus

Are We Like the Unmerciful Servant in Jesus’ Parable About Forgiven Debt?

Have you ever struggled to forgive someone? I know I have. In fact, in one instance in my life it took me over twenty years to forgive someone who had hurt me. Jesus addresses this topic in Matthew 18:21-35 with the parable of the unmerciful servant. Let’s divide this story into three acts. Act 1: The Servant…

“Who the Son Sets Free Is Free Indeed” – What Does it Mean to Have Freedom in Christ?
Parables/Sayings of Jesus

“Who the Son Sets Free Is Free Indeed” – What Does it Mean to Have Freedom in Christ?

In John 8:36 Jesus makes a wonderful statement of victory. He says, “So if the Son sets you free you will be free indeed.” These are powerful and encouraging words and right off the bat I want to issue you a big congratulations because you are free. However, have you ever taken the time to consider what you are…