God and Hamilton | Kevin Cloud

We are hard wired for story…story is literally in our DNA. -Brene Brown

With many stories like these, he presented his message to them, fitting the stories to their experience and maturity. He was never without a story when he spoke. Mark 4:33-34 (MSG)

He replied, “You’ve been given insight into God’s kingdom. You know how it works. Not everybody has this gift, this insight; it hasn’t been given to them. Whenever someone has a ready heart for this, the insights and understandings flow freely. But if there is no readiness, any trace of receptivity soon disappears. That’s why I tell stories: to create readiness, to nudge the people toward receptive insight. Matthew 13:11-15 (MSG)

But by the grace of God I am what I am. 1 Corinthians 15:10 (NIV)

But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. Luke 15:20 (NIV)

Grace means there is nothing we can do to make God love us more and there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -Philip Yancey

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