Reading for Today: Psalm 70, 71, 74 Gen. 42:29-38 1 Cor. 6:12-20 Mark 4:21-34 The beauty of walking through Scripture on a regular basis is we can keep gaining from familiar territory. Too often, we may read too quickly because we get a mentality of, “Well, I know that story.” Regular rhythms that have usContinue reading “Creating thirst for the Kingdom of God”
Reading for today: Psalm 72; 119:73-96 Gen. 42:18-28 1 Cor. 5:6-6:8 Mark 4:1-20 If we are walking through lent with an eye toward examination, the Spirit will help us see the condition of our hearts.
“2017.02.19 – Jesus and the Parables” A sermon from Heights Church. More information at HeightsChurchMN.org Subscribe in an RSS reader or on iTunes
The church in America simply is not a soil capable of growing deep roots.
The surpassing wealth of following Christ.
When we allow the deceitfulness of riches to distract us, we create something that looks good but isn’t bearing fruit. We need fruit in the American Church.
Then Jesus said to them, “Watch out! Guard yourself against all kinds of greed. After all, one’s life isn’t determined by one’s possessions, even when someone is very wealthy.” (Luke 12:15) If we could easily identify “greed” as just a dollar amount, it would be so much easier. We often try to put a dollar amount on greed…Continue reading “Greed isn’t about being rich”
I grew up in a great political era. Honestly. My family was very aware of the news and it was discussed at the dinner table. I was a political geek, knowing the names of the Supreme Court justices, the leaders of the Congress, and many key cabinet leaders in the sitting president’s cabinet. I knewContinue reading “Culture Wars”
“The parables, in fact, are told as kingdom explanations for Jesus’s kingdom actions. They are saying: ‘Don’t be surprised, but this is what it looks like when God’s in charge.’ They are not ‘abstract teaching,’ and indeed if we approach them like that, we won’t understand them at all.” — N T Wright, Simply Jesus