Stories Worth Telling


He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves
that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt.

Luke 18:9

The Parables of Jesus … we know them … or least we think we know them … we have heard them since children in SS … they have played out in larger plays and shows as great moral lessons … but it is the idea that we know them that we will explore during Lent.

The difficulty is that since we think we know them.  We are quick to pass over them.

But what if these stories are more than great moral lessons?

What if each story contained a Gift from God intended for you?

Each of the stories that Jesus tells contains a Gift from God – a Gift we miss.

These Gifts would be missed if we failed to listen to the stories to more deeply examine the stories in light of Easter Morning.

It is clear that the disciples struggled with the meaning of the stories – until Easter.

We don’t have to wait for Easter – so let’s retell the stories – and listen for the gifts they reveal in light of Easter Morning and an empty tomb.

Join me on a journey to Easter … with the stories worth telling over and over again.



I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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