Isaiah gives us three more powerful images to represent God’s commitment to the Jews (and all of creation). We break down those images, especially the image of marriage, and find ourselves the recipients of good news from God yet again.
In this third week of Advent, we look at yet another incredible passage from the book of Isaiah. We talk about the distance that we sometimes find between the promises we pronounce and the reality we see in the church, and we are challenged to wait with expectancy for the time when the promises will…
We look at the parable of the laborers in the field and talk about our cultural obsession with fairness. Jesus challenges us to stop worrying so much about who deserves what and begin to trust, instead, in the overwhelming generosity of God.
In the context of a discussion on sin in the church community, Peter asks Jesus how many times he should forgive – seven times? Jesus’ reply and the following parable challenge us to forgive indefinitely. We talk about the challenges of forgiveness and the calling that Jesus places on his disciples to forgive.