Mark’s Startling Call to Mature & Minister

I had read the Gospel of Mark numerous times. This morning I was stunned by Mark 4:13! Jesus told His disciples, “If you don’t understand this one parable, how can you understand any?” What great importance Jesus places on this one parable. Why? Somehow it must be at the center-core of God’s call on our … Read more

ROMANS, The Cathedral of Christianity

Since Romans is commonly considered the greatest exposition of Christian doctrine ever written, I urge you to set a goal to master the book of Romans. Become so well acquainted with its content (the whole book) that you can think your way through the entire book with your eyes closed. This short outline flows out … Read more

A Treasure & a Pearl, Drawn to Life

A treasure & a pearl draws us to authentic life. Jesus unveils two astounding, intertwined ideas about the Kingdom of heaven in these twin parables in Matthew 13:44-46. The Kingdom is God’s right to rule and reign, one of three inseparable word-pictures describing the relational, Triune God, Father, Son and Spirit. Marriage, the upward focus of … Read more