Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Wisdom of Heaven: Prayerful Conversation (Part 2)

Posted in Coming Soon, Led and Transformed by the Spirit by St. Paul's Communications | October 30th, 2017

Matthew 22:34-46 I saw the following quote some time ago and it has been ringing in my mind since then. Its author is Edward Collins Vacek, otherwise unfamiliar to me. In my own conversations with Christians, I find that almost …


The Wisdom of Heaven: Prayerful Conversation (part 1)

Posted in Coming Soon, Led and Transformed by the Spirit by St. Paul's Communications | October 23rd, 2017

Matthew 22:15-22 This exchange between Jesus and the Pharisees and takes place on Tuesday and he was to be betrayed late on Thursday and then killed on Friday. He is under tremendous pressure. The authorities are trying to arrest him …


The Wisdom of Heaven: Trust

Posted in Coming Soon, Led and Transformed by the Spirit by St. Paul's Communications | October 17th, 2017

Matthew 22:1-14   There is an interesting historical situation of Matthew’s gospel that may be relevant to understanding this parable’s place in Matthew’s gospel. I’m going to ignore that this morning. I am trying to hear it as wisdom from Jesus …


The Wisdom of Heaven: Deep Reality

Posted in Coming Soon, Led and Transformed by the Spirit by St. Paul's Communications | October 9th, 2017

Matthew 21:33-46 This is a difficult parable. 1. We sympathize with those who are judged/condemned/excluded and so many of us sensitive souls are uneasy with what we take to be the conclusion. a) “God’s kingdom will be taken away from …


The Wisdom of Heaven: Appreciation

Posted in Coming Soon, Led and Transformed by the Spirit by St. Paul's Communications | October 3rd, 2017

Matthew 21:23-32 A DIFFERENT KIND OF AUTHORITY – Debbie Allen Today, we continue our exploration of the wisdom of heaven for earth with a two-part message – a confrontation between Jesus and the chief priests and elders in the temple …


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