Jesus told stories, lots of them. Not only were they very good stories, they were short and to the point. Nothing long and dragged out. But they were powerful stories, in an uncomfortable way because they forced people to confront things in their lives that most of us would rather ignore. He told stories about how to treat other people. He told stories about how NOT to treat others. He told stories about money (ouch!) and he told other stories about God. But when you take all the stories Jesus told and put them together, you could say, he told stories about priorities.
The reason these stories challenge us so is that Jesus showed us what God’s priorities are and how different they are from our own. And usually his stories ended with the warning, “Look, there are serious consequences if you ignore what I say.” That kind of talk doesn’t attract people. We’d rather be told, “It doesn’t matter what your priorities are, as long as they work for you!” But that statement could only be true if each one of us was God, and we know that isn’t the case!
So we are left with the stories Jesus told and the question, “Are we going to take his stories to heart?” Join us for one of our weekend services if you feel that it’s time for a priority change in your life.
Worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am.