The Span of Our Influence (Luke 14:7-11)

The Span of Our Influence

Submitted by Andy McIlvain. 

Luke 14:7-11

In Luke 14:7-11, Jesus’s advice to his guests becomes a lesson about life in the Kingdom of God.

When Jesus spoke this parable, he knew by his deity and in his humanity how our sinful natures twist us to selfish preoccupation. All of us have felt the tug of self-exaltation. Bigger, better and greater, be famous, have your 15 minutes of fame, be number one; you deserve it. This is the mantra of our culture and the futile goal of much of humanity. Continue reading

Unseen and Unsung (1 Peter 1:8-9)

The-World-Revolves-Around-Me

Submitted by Andy McIlvain.

1 Peter 1:8-9

We live in a MeWorld. We are only one click away from “my documents,” “my calendar,” “my favorites,” “my music,” “my pictures,” and “my shopping cart.” Continue reading