The Pesky Widow and the Unjust Judge Text: Luke 18:1-8. Read it here. Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem, teaching and healing as he goes. He tells his followers this parable about being persistent in prayer. Pastor Bill Wong preaches. In Jesus’ time, a widow was an especially vulnerable person. She normally would have […]
God asks, What sacrifice will it take? Martin Luther, the man whose name is the root of our denominational identity, summed up the mysterious dilemma of our relationship to our creator by declaring that human beings are both “sinner” and “saint.” Not that we bounce back and forth between the two, but that we are […]
I really love this parable- for a lot of reasons. But one of the reasons I love it the most is because it has so many layers. Every time I spend time reading, studying and pondering it, I discover new insights and find new angles and perspectives…and then I think, “Jesus was so incredibly clever;
One of the biggest and most frequent mistakes we make when we read scripture, is to assign too much meaning to a single passage. While individual passages are often wonderful treasures of precious truth, it’s a mistake to ever believe that a single passage reveals the whole truth about God; in fact even our entire set of biblical books barely begins to reveal the nature and reality of God. We human beings are limited in our ability to comprehend God, so when we begin to believe we have God figured out, it’s time for a reality check.