The Story of the Dishonest Manager (June 27, 2010)

In The Story of the Dishonest Manager, Jesus takes us on a walk through the badlands, the back alleys and the crooked streets of this world to tell a tale of a crook...who is also a role model.  Learn what it means to get your hands dirty as you use the things of this world for a holy purpose; to use your time wisely, influence intentionally, and give strategically.  Click the link below to download.

The Story of the Father & His Two Sons (June 20, 2010)

A parent’s love is one of the great forces for good in this world. But the love of every parent in this world combined still pales when compared to the Heavenly Father’s love for the spiritually lost. In The Story of the Father and His Two Sons, Jesus gives us hope -- whether we number ourselves among the prodigals or the proud -- that we can come home, and begin to love as our Heavenly Father has loved us.  Click the link below to download.

The Story of the the Weeds & Wheat (June 13, 2010)

Are you an extreme idealist who wants to create heaven on earth, a perfect church, or even a perfect home? Or have you lost all idealism, feeling discouraged and beaten down by failures, suffering and opposition? In his story of The Weeds & the Wheat, Jesus has a word that can help us understand and respond to this messy world and our messy church with determination, hope, and love.  Click the link below to download.

The Builder & the King (June 6, 2010)

We cannot truly follow Jesus until we decide that life with him in his kingdom is more valuable than anything else. In his story of The Builder & the King, Jesus recommends a process for making that decision: sit down...figure the cost...and consider the benefits! Click the link below to download.

The Story of the Greedy Farmer (May 30, 2010)

In Luke 12: 13-21, a man approaches Jesus, asking him to play the role of judge -- not an unusual thing to ask a rabbi in the first century. “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me” he cries. No doubt the father left his possessions to his sons in a lump sum -- which might not be a problem if there was peace between the brothers, but there wasn’t. So the man approaches Jesus like a judge on The People’s Court and asks him to enforce his right to his share of the inheritance. Jesus refuses to play that divisive role, however "legal" his claim  might have been.  He knew that his most important problem was not the division of his father’s property, but the division of a family over material possessions.  “One’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions” Jesus says. "Now let me tell you a little story…” Here is Jesus’ signal that he wants to help the man, and anyone in earshot, understand that there are ways to be rich that are far more important than having great material wealth, and he does this by telling us how a greedy farmer who thought he was rich was really poor. Click the link below to download.