The Eye of a Needle (Part One)

(11 minutes) Jesus said, “How hard for those possessing wealth to enter the Kingdom of God, for it is easier for a camel to enter through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God.” And those hearing this said, “Can any… Continue reading

Whose Stuff Will They Be? Luke 12:13-21

This rich man’s story has been repeated all through recorded history. Whether one is a king or a pauper, a genius or a simpleton, a Republican or a Democrat, a believer or an atheist, everyone leaves this earth with none of the possessions they cherished and valued during their lives. Death is the great equalizer. Continue reading

Luke 14:25-33 “The Cost Analysis of Following Jesus”

Now, we can’t change the words of Jesus, but we can ignore them, and ignore them we have. And we preachers have perhaps been most guilty at this point. Soft pedaling Jesus’ message, demands, and example is one way to attract crowds, increase membership, and multiply financial assets. Continue reading