Archive for 'Parables'

Old Wineskins

Matthew 9:14-17 Amos 9:11-15 / Psa 85:9-14 “People do not put new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise the skins burst, the wine spills out, and the skins are ruined. Rather, they pour new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.” (Matthew 9:17) Death on the cross was the price That Jesus paid for our […]

The Tenants of God’s Vineyard

Mark 12: 1-12 2 Pt 1:2-7/Ps 91: 1-2, 14-16 But the tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ (Mark 12: 7) May God grant our stewards the wisdom To discern what is wrong and right, That they are opposing God’s kingdom By legislating […]

The Fruitless Fig Tree

Mark 11: 11-26 1Ptr 4:7-13 / Ps 96:10-13 Have faith in God . . . whoever. . . does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it shall be done for him. (Mark 11:22-23) A fruitless fig tree may we not be, More than death, this is […]

The Question of Faith

John 6: 44-51 Acts 8:26-40 / Psa 66 Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. (John 6:47-48) If we cannot believe the Word That the Bread of Life has given, How can we be worth the reward Of eternal life in heaven? “No one can […]

Prodigal in Love

Luke 15:1-3,11-32 Mi 7:14-15,18-20 / Ps 103 ‘My son, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.’ (Luke 15:31) Who can measure up to God’s love? How can we repay His graces? They come down like rain from above, Let’s just shout with joy His praises! Now the tax collectors and sinners […]

Lazarus and the Rich Man

Luke 16: 19-31 Jer 17: 5-10/ Ps 1: 1-4, 6 If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead. (Luke 16:31) By charity or the lack of it Shall we be judged to face our fate; Take heed when we prepare to […]