What does Jesus choice of disciples and dinner guests have to say to those of us who don't feel likely to be invited to become either of those things?
What do we do when a source of strength is no longer available?
New situations can be a little scary, but we can take on that fear for a better cause, and maybe help others get through their own obstacles to joining in.
Sometimes, I think that great things aren't accomplished for God because the body of Christ acts in a manner that is too "diffused".
What do we do when it seems like we're out of resources in the battle against evil?
In God's Kingdom, celebration doesn't have to wait for Heaven, and everyone is invited.
What if fancy introductions and conclusions in books of the Bible weren't just cultural niceties, but instead were opportunities to be blessed?
If we're going to have an impact on the lives of others, let's try to make it a good one.
It may be nice to spend time in a nice garden, but we're being selfish if we never leave and invite others to join us.
In our busy lives, there is a secret (albeit not a well-hidden one) to finding the strength that we need to get through another week.
The church wasn't meant to be a place that we just go to be spiritually fed. The early church was an example of sharing, in very practical ways.
Since we have to eat, let's make the most of our meal times.