The Mustard Seed Kingdom

Jesus' Kingdom parables reveal the nature of His world and ways, and the parable of the mustard seed is no exception. Let's read all three parallel passages and break them down: "...The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field. Of all the seeds it … Continue reading The Mustard Seed Kingdom

The Resting Farmer (Mark 4:26-28)

The Kingdom is alien to our world and much of what most consider Christianity today, making it essentially unusual, contrary, remote, inappropriate and incompatible with our norms. Thus, a mind-shift is needed for a life-shift until the alien becomes native. Consider Mark 4:26-28 in The Message... "...Jesus said, 'God’s kingdom is like seed thrown on … Continue reading The Resting Farmer (Mark 4:26-28)

Who Murdered Ananias & Sapphira? — Richard Murray

[Note from Joel Killion: I don't know about you but Acts 5:1-11 has troubled me for many years. Every time I've read it, I've been left with unanswered questions and have been conflicted on how to process what all happened there. While most Christians believe that God killed Ananias and Sapphira (a view held, it seems, … Continue reading Who Murdered Ananias & Sapphira? — Richard Murray