It’s Not Fair

It’s Not Fair

They didn’t all have the opportunity to work all day, but they all got paid a day’s wage. Jesus tells an edgy parable in Matthew that may not seem fair. But it’s not fair for someone to work and not have their daily needs met either. As we pray “Give us this day, our...
Breaking Point

Breaking Point

How long shall we put up with each other? When is enough, enough? That is essentially what Peter wanted to know when he asked Jesus, “How many times shall I forgive my brother or sister?” Jesus’ answer was essentially, “Peter, more than you can...
There I Am

There I Am

Jesus promised that whenever two or more gather in his name, he will be there. This applies on Sunday morning when we gather for worship. But it doesn’t end there. In the rest of chapter 18, Jesus describes the activities that the church should engage daily. These...
A Little at a Time

A Little at a Time

Shiphrah and Puah. You may not know them by name. In the book of Exodus, they are named as being responsible for saving the lives of countless in Israel. Though they were just midwives, they used their wit and position to defy Pharaoh’s plans. God can use all of us,...
Witty Witness

Witty Witness

Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand. -Isaiah 56:1 In Matthew 15, a woman keep pursuing justice – healing for her daughter.  She will not let the disciples stand in her way. She speaks boldly to Jesus and makes it clear that she...
Know Where to Stand

Know Where to Stand

Storms in life are inevitable. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, swept away, or to feel like you are drowning in life’s problems. Yet, Jesus demonstrates the ability to rise above those chaotic waters. He trods where others fall. Peter attempts to join Jesus on the...