Preacher: Pastor Ray Text: Luke 18:1-8 The parables are specifically given as a corrective to the body of Christ. The Parable of the Persistent Widow is written to those in the body of Christ who give up too easily, and likely, would be unprepared for the coming persecution that precedes the coming of Christ.
Turn with me to Matthew 13. Keep it open. We’ll be covering most of the chapter. I want to talk about being a citizen in the kingdom of heaven. Most of us here are citizens of the United States of America. You are a citizen of this country because you were either born here or […]
So far, we talked about how God veils himself because he does not want to overwhelm us and make us believe, but he is creating space for us to seek God and respond on our own. Along those same lines, we also talked about how Jesus spoke in parables because he wanted to reveal the […]
Jesus speaks in parables because he is veiling himself and giving us a chance to respond without coercion, but rather in voluntary love and surrender. But there is another reason why Jesus speaks in parables. Here is an excerpt from Mark 4 — 9Then Jesus said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” […]