March 12 Matthew 25:1-13 (ESV) The Parable of the Ten Virgins 25:1 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps  and went to meet the bridegroom.  2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took flasks of … More March 12 Matthew 25:1-13
Pastor John Piper, in a message on Matthew 21, “The Marvelous Rising of a Rejected Stone” Jesus’ Word in Matthew 21:42 The word of the Lord is found in Matthew 21:42 at the end of the parable of the wicked tenants. The owner of the vineyard had sent servants to get fruit from the tenants. They … More The Cornerstone: it was the Lord’s doing
Intro to Mark Driscoll’s sermon, The Parable of the Dishonest Manager, on Luke 16:1-13 In this difficult parable, Jesus teaches about money from the negative example of a dishonest manager. Everything belongs to God, and we are to wisely steward it. Jesus gives us a kingly, priestly, and prophetic view of money: Christians—rich and poor—need to … More Driscoll: Money is a wonderful tool and a horrible god.
In Matthew 22:1-14, our Bible reading passage for today, we read a parable about a wedding feast. There are many things we can glean from this parable, but I was struck with the last few verses. So the wedding hall was filled with guests. “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw … More Say Yes to HIS Dress?
“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit … More The Gallows and the Gift of Life
John Piper, in a message, “The Kingdom of Heaven is a Treasure“: The Main Lesson from This Verse The question today is: What do we learn about the kingdom of God here in Matthew 13:44? We learn one main thing: The kingdom of God is so valuable that losing everything on earth, but getting the … More A Happy Trade-Off…John Piper on Matthew 13:44