Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
A PARABLE OF PARABLES
The content of belief is important: Jonathan Whitfield was preaching to coal miners in England. He asked one man, "What do you believe?"
"Well, I believe the same as the church."
"And what does the church believe?"
"Well, they believe the same as me." Seeing he
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Apr 8, 2011
A HIJACKING PARABLE
Think of the human race aboard a hijacked jet-liner flying through time. God himself directed its takeoff from the divine control-tower. The initiator of all evil, whom we call the Devil, Managed to get a boarding pass.
When the plane reached its cruising altitude, the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 23, 2011
THE PARABLE OF THE DRAGONFLY
Down below the surface of a quiet pond lived a little colony of water bugs. They were a happy colony, living far away from the sun. For many months they were very busy, scurrying over the soft mud on the bottom of the pond. They did notice that every once in a while
WHAT'S A PARABLE?
Some have defined the word parable as "a story by which something real in life is used as a means of presenting a moral thought." Others have said a parable "puts the known next to the unknown so that we may learn." They are usually a story or a narrative taken from nature or
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 16, 2009
PARABLES: GROUND RULES
The parables help clarify the ground rules of the kingdom.
If you’ve ever played baseball, you know that certain parks have ground rules, and the umpires and coaches discuss these rules before each game. For example:
At Wrigley Field, a ball that gets lodged in the
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Sep 21, 2012
The Parable of Water
There are a lot of things I could compare when it comes to living in the world, sexual sin, the lust we have for objects that are shiny; but, I’ve decided that I’m not going to. I’ve decided to discuss two different liquids. One of them is water and the other is Coca Cola.
Contributed by Tony Abram on Dec 2, 2007
A Christmas Parable
A man is climbing a mountain, at the top of which he hopes to find God. By ascending the heights, the seeker expects to leave all the cares and miseries of life behind in the valley. But while he climbs, God is coming down the mountain into the toil and grief. In the mists
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jun 22, 2010
Theological belief is sometimes a murky matter. A candidate for ordination as a minister was asked, "What part of the Bible do you like best?" He said: "I like the New Testament best." Then he was asked, "What Book in the New Testament is your favorite?" He answered, "The Book of
Contributed by Scott Bradford on Apr 25, 2012
A PARABLE ON TITHING
Over the last two years I was scanning in old files so that I didn’t have three file drawers full of sermons and documents. I had some old files of my dad and in them I discovered some great old stories. One was a parable on tithing. I found it humorous, I can only hope that
Contributed by John Shearhart on May 19, 2006
A Modern Parable of the Unforgiving Slave:
A bank owner wanted to settle an overdo account with a farmer who owed him several million dollars, so he called him and asked him to come to his office. As the two discussed the situation it became apparent that the farmer couldn’t even meet the
Contributed by Ty Tamasaka on Jul 26, 2011
THE PARABLE OF THE FIG TREE
6 "Then Jesus told this story: 'A man planted a fig tree in his garden and came again and again to see if there was any fruit on it, but he was always disappointed. 7 Finally, he said to his gardener, 'I’ve waited three years, and there hasn’t been a single fig! Cut
Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 20, 2013
THE KOOL-AID STAND PARABLE
Jason wanted to buy Tubby's old bike. Tubby got a new one for his birthday and would sell Jason his old one for $10. It was a great deal. The problem was that Jason didn't have any money. His cousin, Scott, in another town, was making good money with his Kool-Aid
WHY JESUS USED PARABLES
The following thoughts reveal why Jesus used the parabolic method (They are adapted from - All the Parables of The Bible by Herbert Lockyer).
• Parables attract attention and when fully understood are sure to be remembered. They are a great help for our short-term
The Parable Of The Free Agent Hockey Players
“For the kingdom of heaven is like a rich sports owner who went out at 6 AM on July 1st , free agency day, to find players for his hockey team. At the local Starbucks he found a Superstar player. He said, “I’ll make you a good offer. - $5 million per
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jul 17, 2002
A. Parable of fishless fishermen.
Now it came to pass that a group existed who called themselves fishermen. And lo, there were many fish in the waters all around. In fact the whole area was surrounded by streams and lakes filled with fish. And the fish were hungry.
Week after week, month
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 14, 2002
THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD MUSLIMS
It is difficult to imagine more bleak circumstances; the young mother and her small children, truck packed full of all of their belongings, were in process of moving from rural North Carolina to the mother’s childhood home in Connecticut. Life had taken a tragic
A MODERN VERSION OF THE PARABLE OF THE LABOURERS:
A large, mulit-national, retail giant moved into a new city. We’ll call it “Stuff Mart.” They put an add in the paper inviting applications for people to work for one month to stock their shelves, and received 100 applications. The manager
Contributed by George Rennau on Apr 28, 2003
A parable is told of a community of ducks waddling off to duck church one Sunday to hear their duck preacher. After they waddled into the duck sanctuary, the service began and the duck preacher spoke eloquently of how God had given the ducks wings with which to fly.
He pounded the pulpit with
Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 24, 2009
THE SANDWICH-SIGN PARABLE
The faces of the three men were solemn as the mayor informed them of the catastrophe. "The rains have washed away the bridge. During the night many cars drove over the edge and into the river."
"What can we do?" asked one.
"You must stand on the side of the road
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 7, 2009
BAREFOOT CHRISTIANS: A PARABLE
"I arrived in the city of EVERYWHERE early one morning. It was cold, and there were flurries of snow on the ground. As I stepped from the train to the platform, I noticed that the baggage man and the redcap were warmly attired in heavy coats and gloves, but oddly