Month: April 2019

Humility

At one point in the ministry of Jesus, the twelve apostles began to argue about which among them would be preeminent in the kingdom of heaven.  Jesus at once recognized a perfect teaching moment and began to school the apostles in the basics of…

Panning for Gold

Gold panning is the process of standing in a river, scooping up some mud in a pan along with some water, and then sloshing it around until the useless material is discarded and only the gold is remaining.  Because gold is a more substantial…

A Fine Treasure

God had a special relationship with the nation of Israel.  These were His chosen people.  The entire Old Testament of the Bible details the back and forth negotiation between God and His chosen people.  One minute they would be on their knees worshiping Him…

Bread Making

The basic ingredients for bread are flour, water, and yeast.  Once these elements are mixed together, the yeast is activated and begins releasing air bubbles that expand the dough.  As a result, the bread dough will expand to more than twice its original size. …

One Man

Christianity was started by one man – Jesus – who was sent by God to the earth to save humans from death caused by unrighteousness.  Because humans do not in themselves possess a righteous nature, they are unable to live eternally with God.  Because…

Weeds

Even the best garden needs to have the weeds pulled to remain healthy.  Even the best grass seed may contain a few weeds.  Jesus taught that the Word of God is a seed that will grow the kingdom of God (Luke 8:11).  He went…

Germination

The Word of God is the seed that grows the kingdom of God (Luke 8:11).  Evangelists, preachers, and mature Christians use this seed that God has provided to grow new believers that will make up the kingdom of God.  In the book of Mark,…