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.

Because, in this parable, the "beat down" is literal.

The kingdom of God has arrived and is in the midst of them. The era of the law and the prophets is over. Everyone wants in, but they can’t see it because they’re looking for the wrong thing. Jesus preaches the kingdom, while performing the signs that prove it’s here.
The prodigal son parable gets into some deep concepts. Then Jesus tells the parable of the dishonest manager, who gets praised for his shrewdness. Lastly, Jesus applies this parable by explaining that worldly wealth will go away. The lessons aren’t easy, but they’re as valuable as they are difficult.

But still can't see what's right in front of their face.

The other nine are like us.

It's obedience vs. pride.

Why Bother? They didn't listen to Moses and the prophets.

I owe. I owe. It's off to work I go!

Prodigal Son Part 3

February 14, 2018

Grace is much more than mere forgiveness.