If we dissociate sound-bites verses – ‘where two or three are gathered’ – from their surroundings – ‘what you bind on earth is bound in heaven’ – we risk finding meaning – ‘if two of you on earth agree’ – that is not really there. … More Matthew 18:15-20 – Don’t Read a Single Bible Verse!
This activity is a well-known illustration of priorities, and has many applications. There is a set of pictures you can use as well. You will need a tray and a glass jar. To fill it find something large, like ping-pong or golf balls; something medium-sized, like dried beans or gravel or nuts; and something small, like … More Activity – First Things First
Sticking to the letter is all very well if you’re a stamp, but otherwise let’s try to focus on the what Jesus, and the guy in our passage, said are important, not the peripheral issues. … More Mark 12:28-34