11 As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. 12 He said therefore, “A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. 13 Calling ten of his…
36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until…
Daily with Jesus
Jesus Teaching in Parables Until now, as we have been looking at several passages, we learned that Jesus was teaching in synagogues, and to His disciples. At times, He was teaching people outside of the synagogues. If we read the Gospel of Matthew until chapter 12, we will notice that there was a great…
Sermons From Matthew
Parables Describing the Ways of God’s Kingdom Matthew 13 includes a number of parables Jesus used to illustrate how God’s Kingdom is being unveiled in the world in which we live. The parables we will briefly examine today illustrate three ways in which God’s kingdom is being revealed. The Final Outcome…
Following God's Will
Rev. Christian B Creyer • Sermon • • 84 views • 27:44
Let us pray…as we come before you in this time, o God, we want to hear something new, something fresh, something exciting. So, in this time of reflection this morning, help us to open our hearts, our minds, and our Spirits to your Son’s words so that we can be carried throughout our week, and maybe,…
Malcolm Lithgow • Renew Discipleship Gold Coast • Sermon • • 771 views • 29:00
Parables are an integral part of our picture of Jesus' teaching. But what are they? Why did he use them? Do they still apply? Are they useful for us? We grapple with these questions and more.
Parables--Stories of Secret Truth
Jesus speaks about the Kingdom of Heaven or God 85 times in the Bible. It would seem to be important, right? Yet what is it and how do we relate to it? In the parables of the hidden treasure and the pearl of great price, Jesus describes how we should respond to discovering the Kingdom. Join us as we unpack these rich, if brief, parables.
Introduction So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them: “When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him; and he who invited you and him come and…
How We Grow
Rev. Christian B Creyer • Sermon • • 537 views • 16:43
Let us pray…Gracious and loving God, we come before you today ready, ready to join back together in a physical space, ready to be in fellowship with one another, and so ready to see the faces of those we love and greet each Sunday morning. We are ready but we are not ready. There is much holding us back…
If you pay attention to the details of this story and ponder it seriously, you will disagree with its traditional title being “the Prodigal Son” because this story is about “the Prodigal Father,” a father who is so extravagant with his love and grace. If you focus on the son, you miss a more profound side of the story.
Dave Wright • D.E.C. Dallas Evangelical Church • Sermon • • 69 views • 18:21
Camping without a light I brought some hats this morning. I wear this hat, just to cover my head and shade my eyes. I wear this hat, when it’s cold and I want my ears warm. I wear this hat when I am working outside and it might rain But what do you think I were this hat for? To see in the dark. Have…
THE POWER OF THE GROWING SEED Mark 4:26-29 26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; 27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. 28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade,…
“Listen! And take note: A sower went out to sow. As he sowed, some seed fell beside the path, and the birds of the air came and devoured it. Some seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and soon it sprang up because it did not have deep soil. But when the sun rose, it was scorched.…
Healthy Soil If I were a farmer, I would need to learn from another the proper way to plant my crops. Thankfully, my mom grew a garden each year and taught us how to look for good soil and to grow healthy crops. In the planting of these crops, we were fortunate to live right along the Ohio river. Each…
The Life of Jesus
Entering or inheriting the kingdom of God is the privilege of those who acknowledge and live by the rule of God and have become part of the new order of salvation and righteousness in Christ.
Matt 13:44-46 Intro: In the late nineties MasterCard ran a campaign on the subject that there are things in life money can’t buy, but for everything else there’s MasterCard (elaborate). Video? Matthew records a series of parables of the kingdom ( *e.g. 13:24, 31, 33, 44–47; 18:23; 20:1; 22:2; 25:1) which…
Created for Significance
Last week we began a new series called Created for Significance. I want to begin this week by telling you once again that you are significant in God’s Kingdom. You have a place in His kingdom. You have an important role to play. Today, I want to ask each of you a question. What’s really important to…
Living Word Series
Lesson Text: Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when…
Intro: I’m excited to share with you all this morning. We are gonna talk parables. A parable is not a real story. A parable is not a real story, but inside it contains a very real truth. Its a story that has a point. Jesus used parables often. Stories are memorable. The parable we are studying today…
Savoring the Psalter
Those who fail to remember history are destined to repeat it. Psalm 78 is a rich reminder that we are to instruct our children in the Words of God so that they can get it right where we have gotten it wrong.
New Testament Survey
10 For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord , and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel. Interesting Facts: It contains 28 chapters. It contains 20 parables. It contains 21 miracles. It is an ecclesiastical gospel. Meaning it is the only gospel to use the word church (16:18)…
I Will Build My Church: Luke & Acts Series
Right now I want you to think of a person or a group of people that you just cannot stand... The thought of them causes you to look down on them with disgust Without trying you could list their faults, sins, and easily criticize them NOW… picture them and then envision just how much God passionately…