One of Jesus' most well-known parables is also one of his most troubling. How do we understand the Parable of the Talents (or Minas)? Is salvation really by grace, or will we be judged for what we accomplish in this life?
"What am I supposed to do with my life?" This is a question that's on everyone's mind. It feels so important and yet the answer seems so elusive. What does the Bible have to say about finding our calling? Paul offers surprising counsel that's hard at first but leads to freedom.
For those who work for the kingdom, with Jesus as their boss and final authority, Sabbath and boundaries will be a natural practice. We live in an increasingly busy world, when and how does God ask us to stop and rest? Our employers are asking us for more and more of our time. When does the Bible call us to set a boundary and say no?
This week we began a new series called Cultivate: Vocation, Work, and The Gospel. In this first week, we looked at how work fits into the grand narrative of redemptive history. Is work a necessary evil, or something instituted by God for human flourishing? What part does the fall play in our work? How does Jesus interface with this?