Columnist Greg Mamula details a conversation that moved beyond current burdens into a realm of hope. During a recent meeting with other pastors, the discussion about Matthew 11 was so rich and encouraging that he decided to share it here.
Columnist Terrell Carter writes that Jesus gave his disciples an earnest rundown of how their lives would be changed due to following him. Although discipleship would be a blessing, it would also carry a cost with struggle, conflict, and separation in many ways.
When I call my stockbroker for a report or advice I always routinely ask “How are you doing?” His response is always the same: “Living the dream!” Today, the goal is to make something of yourself, and sadly, that thinking has also invaded the modern
Our story begins with the arrival of a delegation of religious authorities from headquarters in Jerusalem, confronting Jesus and his dangerous liberalism: “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders?"
We who describe ourselves as “God's sheep” should remember there is some “goat” in us all. Our calling is not to become superior to others but to be loving, like our Savior. That involves a lifetime of learning and growing.
Jesus continually faced opposition from those who insisted their version of God and his purpose was correct and any disagreement was wrong. So, what criteria shapes your idea of truth in the spiritual realm?
It is an American tradition to watch the impressive Macy's Thanksgiving Parade with all those giant balloons, floats, marching bands from across the nation, along with the stars of the show, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Who doesn't like a parade?