31 July 2011

Jesus Wants Us To Use It Before We Lose It

Luke 12:13-21

Possessions.  Stuff.  Money.

It's a touchy subject, isn't it?  Talking about faith and money touches on sensitive areas like when we talk about faith and sex.

It would be easy to say that stuff is bad.  And, more pointedly, people who have a lot of stuff are evil.  In fact, people do it all the time in order to become popular.  After all, there is always someone richer than us.  So, we look at the problems in the world and say to one another, "Hey, if so and so didn't have so much, those other people would have more and the world would be a better place."  It's called class warfare and it has been all the rage since monarchies have had lessened influence.

06 July 2011

Jesus Wants Integrity

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul, all your strength.  Love your neighbour as yourself.  All the other commandments hang on these two commands."
We have been told that Jesus knew the hearts of men; he knows what we are thinking in our heart.  It seems to be vitally important to Jesus' ministry.  He knows who has true intentions and who does not.