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He doesn't call us a slave or a servant- nor does he insist that we keep our distance, as he is our teacher and we are merely his disciples and students.
"To err is human, to forgive is divine." Divine forgiveness, illustrated in the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant, involves no bookkeeping.
Greg illustrates how easy it is to misunderstand and abuse the teaching available to us in the Bible - and confesses to doing so himself.
It's the title of a famous folk song, but more importantly the wind is a metaphor describing the work of God. Join Greg as he explains John 3:8.
In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus used a person whose race and religion was despised as a metaphor of his own work - in the parable of the Good Shepherd he compared himself to a profession that didn't have the best reputation. Why?
Jesus' parable of the vine yields incredible insight into the nature of our relationship with him.
Since Jesus invites us to the kingdom of heaven in spite of what we have done, rather than what we have done, does that mean there are no limits to God's grace?
While the storms of our lives do not define or limit our relationship with God, they can be traumatic and disconcerting. Join Greg as he offers fresh perspective about the blessed assurance we can all have in and through Jesus Christ.
Christ in us enables us to be wounded healers - transformed by God's grace that we may be vehicles of God's love, offering comfort for others in the same way we have been comforted by God.
Greg explains that Jesus' parable of "The Workers" in Matthew 20 is a picture of God's grace, and that the kingdom of heaven reverses the values and expectations of the kingdoms of religion. Luke records Jesus saying, "What is highly valued among men is detestable in God's sight."