I was excited to receive two of my devotionals on Jesus in the mail today! The first is on the Parables of Jesus:
The second is on the Passion of Jesus:
As an excerpt, here's one of the paragraphs from the first week of Parables
"Good soil yields good fruit. It is tempting in our current climate to interpret this growth as getting more and more people to come to our churches. Certainly the New Testament at times models this sort of numerical growth. At other times, faithfulness only brings opposition and suffering. In the end, the kind of fruit that Jesus is most interested in has more to do with the fruit of righteousness. It is a fruit that does no wrong to others (see Matt. 3:8) and helps those who are in need (see Matt. 25:31-46). It is the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23). When we yield this kind of fruit in our lives, others are drawn to Christ (Matt. 5:16)."
These devotionals are in a new format, 6 x 4, I would say, almost pocket sized. My wife Angie saw how nicely sized they were and exclaimed, "I might actually read that one." :-)