Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Stories Jesus Told: The Parable of the Persistent Widow

There are certain things in life that even by mentioning them awakens frustration in us. Not to the point of anger or disgust or any obvious emotion. But there is a low level frustration that hums in the background like … Continue reading

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The Stories Jesus Told: The Weeds

Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat … Continue reading

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The Stories Jesus Told: The Good Samaritan

  On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, … Continue reading

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The Stories Jesus Told: The Pharisee and Tax Collector

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood … Continue reading

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The Stories Jesus Told: The Parable of the Workers

In the book Made to Stick, authors Chip Heath and Dan Heath did a study to determine what makes a presentation ‘stick’ in people’s minds. Important aspects include incorporating stories, doing or saying something unexpected, and communicating a concrete idea … Continue reading

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