Do You Know How to Set Your Moral GPS?

(Luke 12:57-59)

For years we have heard about there needing to be a moral compass in people’s lives. Well I guess in this high tech age we live in, we need to update that and set a “Moral GPS.” Most people know what a GPS is (or a compass) as it helps to guide and direct you so you don’t get lost. It is important that as human beings we too don’t get lost, and I’m not talking about being “geographically challenged,” but rather being lost in our compassrelationships with our fellow man. Here is what Jesus had to say about your moral GPS. Continue reading “Do You Know How to Set Your Moral GPS?”

What the Signs of the Times are Telling You

(Luke 12:54-56)

There have been a number of shows on TV recently which people find remarkable for they have to do with people’s ability to use their powers of observation. For example shows like The Mentalist, Lie to Me and Sherlock Holmes are all about the ability of the key players to observe certain signs and then deduce what has happened to the storm cloudsamazement of those around them.

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Peace on Earth?

(Luke 12:51-53)

At this time of the year we hear people saying, “Peace on earth” for this is part of the Christmas message. When Jesus was born, which by the way could not have been on 25th December…but that’s a discussion for another day, the angels appeared to shepherds saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!” (Luke 2:14) But Jesus gives us something more to think aboutJesus polarises peoplethat would no doubt surprise the Christmas well wishers. Jesus polarises people. Continue reading “Peace on Earth?”

Are we there yet?

(Luke 12:49-50)

Ever been on a drive with small children and had to listen to the continual chorus from the back seat of, “Are we there yet?” Small kids don’t have the patience to sit for long periods of time on a trip. They just want to get there and get into the fun part of the holiday. They don’t like to travel, they like to get to the destination. Oddly enough we road tripsee Jesus in a similar frame of mind in this section of scripture.

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Have You Been Hurt by the Church?

(Luke 12:41-48)

Many have. This is a serious issue for the church because the church is meant to be a place of sanctuary. It is supposed to be a place where people can come to find peace, rest and joy in the praise and worship of the Lord God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. But there are many who have been hurt by the church and this should not be so. In this section of scripture Jesus explains how some people are hurt and what He obey or elsewill do about it.

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Who are the Little Flock?

(Luke 12:32-34)

Did you know that there are two flocks that follow Jesus? At least there are or will be until all is accomplished and the two are combined into one flock. Jesus talks about a little flock in this section of scripture saying, “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Verse 32) Now I don’t know about you, but if the little flock is going to be given the kingdom, and it will be the Father’s fear not little flockpleasure to do so, then that’s a flock I’d like to aim to be in. But who are they?

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Was Jesus the First to say “Don’t Worry, Be Happy?”

(Luke 12:22-31)

smiley faceHow many times have you heard the expression, “Don’t worry, be happy?” There have been songs singing about it and it has appeared on Tee shirts, bumper stickers and so. It’s easy to say and just rolls off the tongue. But who was the first to say it? I don’t really know, but I reckon Jesus said something similar that could have been the basis for this saying. Here are five reasons why you can say, “Don’t worry, be happy” with Christ Jesus.

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Why the Buck Doesn’t Stop Here

(Luke 12:13-21)

Most people would look at this title and wonder what the heck is going on. It is a common saying that “The Buck Stops Here” which was popularised by President Harry Truman who meant it to mean that ultimately he took responsibility for most things. Some have “bent” its meaning over the years and wish for the buck to stop with them, that is to accumulate wealth.

But Jesus taught in this section a different perspective on this attitude, both in terms of responsibility and money.

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Who is the Ultimate Advocate?

(Luke 12:8-12)

An advocate is someone who speaks on behalf of another to put their position or case in the best possible terms to achieve a desired outcome. No it’s not the dictionary meaning but good enough for what we want here. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if there was an advocate when you get into trouble or needed help who always gave the perfect answer? One who would just shut down any alternative arguments? Well there is such an advocate to speak on your behalf…and his services won’t cost you a dime (or a cent, penny or brass razoo…depending on where you live and your local currency!)

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