Is Jesus teaching three disconnected lessons in Luke 16, or is he driving at a specific lesson in the chapter?

Jesus taught with a regard for context. Slicing up portions of his teaching has created misunderstandings through the ages.

In Luke chapter 15, Jesus used three lessons: the parable of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son. Our duty is to find the lost and teach them the gospel. It was the very reason Jesus was sent into the world (1 Timothy 1:15). Continue reading “Mindsets”

Tight places

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:13-14 NKJV).

I wonder if they have widened the road to Silinge since I was there last. It was newly built with places where even a small car could barely pass. In fact, on our way back down the mountain we got our compact SUV hung up between two boulders and worked for over an hour to get through. Now as I prepare to return, it would surely be nice if the road is better. However, whether it is or not, I plan to go back. Continue reading “Tight places”