Mike Slay

As a mathematician, inventor, and ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America, Mike Slay brings an analytical, conversational, and even whimsical approach to the daily study of God's Word.

There's plenty to cry about.

The Agony of Defeat

March 12, 2018

The Pharisees watch events prove them wrong.

Jesus is marching to the cross, and tells His disciples this, but they don’t understand. He continues to teach about the Kingdom of God and people continue to miss the point, or even oppose things.
Jesus is directly asked by a ruler, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” He knows the ruler’s heart, and knows his claims of goodness are bogus, so He answers with a command He knows the ruler won’t obey. But before this conversation, Jesus teaches some lessons on how to really get saved. You must receive the kingdom as a little child. You must humble yourself. You must pray incessantly. You must be always prepared, for no one knows when the end times will be.

It's about responsibility, not money.

He gets curious enough to climb a tree.

They're control freaks – just like us.

We're richer than he was. How can we inherit eternal life?

Simple Faith

March 01, 2018

is saving faith.

How did the great saints avoid this?