Synopsis: In a proverb designed to indicate the impossibility of something naturally happening, Luke 19:1-10 presents a living illustration of the truth Jesus taught in chapter 18: "a camel passes through the eye of a needle."
Synopsis: Do you find yourself to be like Zacharias - doubting the truth of God's Word and rejecting it personally because of experiences you have encountered? because of shattered dreams? because of unfulfilled expectations or unsatisfied hopes?
Synopsis: Life-changing decisions are made when based upon a life-changing encounter with the Lord of creation. Do you believe God is more eager to bless and use you than you want Him to do? Christ's command to "Launch out and let down your nets for a catch of fish" is most instructive for us today and challenges us to give ourselves fully and freely to Him to be used of Him to catch men for Christ!
Synopsis: There are actually two prodigals in this parable - one that went to the pig pen while the other stayed "in the pew." The point of the parable is to show the two extremes that God in His grace can reach. Is one of these sons a picture of your life?
Synopsis: The testimony of Scripture is always a very consistent and accurate one. So when it comes to informing us what happens the moment we die and where do we go when we die, we can trust what God has said. So what about soul sleep? Purgatory? Doesn't a born-again believer enter straight into Heaven upon his physical death?