Pastor Dale E. Austin Matthew 22:34-46
Riddles come in all shapes and sizes. Some are relatively simple; others case be incredibly complex. Some can be solved quickly utilizing a small amount of common sense. Others may require a great deal of time, some detailed notes and a lot of frustration before we can solve them. Some riddles occur naturally and we are constantly challenged to find the answers. Others flow from our imaginations, usually in an attempt to stump our neighbor.
Jesus was often confronted with this latter type of riddle. Continue reading
Pastor Dale E. Austin John 14:15-21
In my somewhat limited travels throughout the state, as I move from appointment to appointment, I’ve come across some common characters who seem to be everywhere. I find some of them in the congregations I’ve served; others in the larger community. Continue reading
Pastor Dale E. Austin Matthew 5:38-48
“An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth leaves the whole world blind and toothless.”
As human beings, we are experts at rationalizing and justifying our actions, even when we know they are not really what God might want from us. Continue reading