Why Deep Wisdom Is Hidden

Later, when Jesus was alone with the twelve disciples and with the others who were gathered around, they asked him what the parables meant. (Mark 4:10 NLT) One of Jesus’ most well known parables was the story of a man who sowed seed. Some seed fell by the wayside, where it was immediately devoured by birds. Some seed fell on stony ground, where it had initial growth, but was scorched because of it’s shallow root system. Some fell among weeds, which choked out the word. And some fell on good soil, and… Read More

A Journey Toward Freedom

Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31, 32 NLT) Jesus spoke to different people in different ways. He spoke gently to the woman caught in adultery (although never condoning her sin), but He spoke harshly to those whose pride caused them to condemn her. In the midst of that exchange, Jesus made this statement: “If you desire to fully follow Me, you must… Read More

When Truth Offends

At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him. (John 6:66 NLT) Truth divides. It confronts. It shows no favoritism. Truth is content to stand entirely alone – a pillar of strength. Jesus spoke the truth – He is, in fact, “the way, the TRUTH, and the life.” But on this occasion, when He spoke of humanity’s need to “eat of His flesh, and drink of His blood,” the resistance was palpable. Not just a few, but many people left Jesus that day never to return. Jesus did ministry… Read More