When to subject ourselves to the authorities, and when not to – Titus 3:1-8, Part 1

I recently heard what is reported to be a true story from a Sunday school teacher in Dublin, Ireland.  She writes, “I was testing the children in my Sunday school class to see if they understood the concept of getting into Heaven. I asked them, ‘If I sold my house and my car and had aContinue reading “When to subject ourselves to the authorities, and when not to – Titus 3:1-8, Part 1”

Angry about taxes or money? How a widow can help!

Last week we looked at Jesus’ comment “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and give to God was is God’s.” How many of you gave money unto “Caesar” this week as you filed your taxes?  Michelle and I did.  It is almost always an agonizing process for me. When I work on taxes, I couldContinue reading “Angry about taxes or money? How a widow can help!”

How to handle confrontation

Spies, taxes, a woman with seven husbands, and the most intelligent man in the world. That pretty much sums up the next story in our ongoing series on Luke’s Gospel, which you can read about in Luke 20:20-40.  In the story, Jesus is in the final days of his life, and he has bunkered downContinue reading “How to handle confrontation”

Spies, Taxes, a woman with 7 husbands & the most intelligent man who ever lived

The most intelligent person who ever lived?  Albert Einstein?  Marilyn vos Savant? King Solomon?  Leonardo Da Vinci?  Stephen Hawking? Shakespeare? Newton? Mozart? Marie Curie? I researched a bunch of “Most Intelligent People in the History of the World” lists, and there are plenty more candidates.  There are lots of opinions as to who should beContinue reading “Spies, Taxes, a woman with 7 husbands & the most intelligent man who ever lived”