Jesus was in his final week as the humiliated Son of Man. He had made it to Jerusalem, and before him were large crowds, including civil and religious leaders who were plotting to kill him. Seeing them in their unrepentant state, and still filled with compassion, Jesus told them yet another parable: “A man planted a vineyard and let it … More Crushed or Broken – Which are you today?
In Luke 14, Jesus is dining at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, and he is simultaneously loving and offending one and all. He first offends his legalistic friends by performing another Sabbath-day healing. (vs. 1-6) He then offends his fellow invited guests who were arrogantly striving for the most honorable seats. They should be humble. (vs. … More What are you doing with God’s invitation?
Jesus is in Jerusalem, and he is preaching before a mixed crowd; before Jesus are friends and foes. Some are hanging on every word, and some wish to hang him for his words. So, wishing to reveal truth to some while hiding the truth from others, Jesus again spoke to them in parables. This is what he … More The King and I: Dining with Deity