In Jesus’ Words: Two truths about heaven and hell (Matthew 21:33-22:14) Jesus continued his conversation with the Pharisees, “Listen to another parable..”, he replied. Jesus had just finished telling the Pharisees the parable of the two sons, and how the tax collectors and prostitutes would enter the kingdom of heaven before them because they had believed and repented. Jesus kept trying to get the Pharisees to understand. Pleading with them. Jesus did not want to see His chosen people miss the point and miss heaven, just because they were trying to hold on to a very short timeline of earthly power. Jesus tells the parable of a vineyard owner and the tenant farmers who take care of the vineyard (an image […]
In Jesus’ Words: Parables about Heaven and Hell (Matthew 13:31-53) The parables Jesus told were not just moral stories on how to live – they told us about heaven and hell.  I imagine the questions people might have asked Jesus would go something like this:  If you are the Son of God from heaven, then tell us what is heaven like, and is there really a hell?  Wouldn’t you ask the same thing if you could?  Jesus’ response is found in his parables.  He did not really explain the physical nature of heaven in his stories, as our minds would not be able to fully understand that.  But he did do a lot of explaining on how to get to heaven and avoid hell. When people say to me today, […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her passion is connecting technology with faith to produce good.