The Story Behind the Story

Asking, Seeking, and Knocking | The Story Behind The Story Part III

What word is below you? Above you when you remove one letter? Around you when you remove two letters?  Chair/ Hair/ Air  What Activity is practiced by everyone? Yet no one ever masters it? And many have stopped believing in it?  Prayer  Is God Good?  Someone with whom we share food is likely to be our friend, or well on the way Parable of the friend seeking bread  Luke 11:5-6 Then he said to them, “Suppose one of you has…

Grumbling in the Midst of Miracles | The Story Behind The Story Part II

The Story behind the Story Grumbling in the midst of miracles Matthew 19:23-24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God. Matthew 19:27 Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there…

Parable of the Seeds | The Story Behind the Story Part I

God is Jealous  Psalms 135:15-18 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them. If you worship an idol who can’t hear, you will become deaf to voice of God  Isaiah 6:1-3 I saw the Lord, high and…