Sermon Series
  • 1. 1. Parable Of The Sower

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2005
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    Christians are expected to produce "fruits worthy of repentance". This sermon contrasts "Our Works" with the "Fruits of the Spirit"

    Grace 2 – Parable of the Sower Who knows how to make a cake? • The first thing we have to assume in making a cake is that I have the competency to make a cake • I have to be able to go to the store, buy the ingredients, follow the recipe, put it in the oven, decorate it, etc • Most of us, ...read more

  • 2. 2. Parable Of The Tares - 1

    Contributed on Feb 7, 2005
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    The advice Jesus gives in this parable about what to do with evil is so different from what we would expect

    Living Under Grace – 3 – Parable of the Wheat and the Tares - 1 Half acre of 6 foot high thistles in the paddock • You won’t believe the nice clean solution I came up with to get rid of those thistles – run the trail bike through them to create a path so I could walk through and spray them • Got ...read more

  • 3. 3. Parable Of The Tares - 2

    Contributed on Mar 2, 2005
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    What is the source of Evil in the world? Jesus gives His answer in the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares

    Living Under Grace – 4 – Parable of the Tares - 2 Recently visiting my mother’s congregation • I was asked this question about the tsunami tragedy by an older member of the congregation • Do you think because of the high number of casualties in Ache that God had singled out the Moslems for ...read more

  • 4. 4. Parable Of Mustard Seed And Leaven

    Contributed on May 15, 2005
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    Part of the series on the Parables of Jesus - Parable of the Mustard Seed and Leaven

    Grace – 5 – Parable of Mustard Seed and Leaven We have been working our way through the parables of Jesus. This week we look at the parable of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast in Matt 13 • The theme of these early parables of Jesus is “The Kingdom”. They are called this because they begin with ...read more

  • 5. 5. Parables Of The Treasure And Pearl

    Contributed on May 15, 2005
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    Part of the series on the Parables of Jesus - Parables of the Treasure and the Pearl

    Parables of the Treasure and the Pearl - 6 The Holy Grail of the world of Physics is to discover “the theory of everything” • Physicists recognize there are powerful forces of nature at work governing the dynamics of our universe • There is light, gravity, electromagnetic waves, matter ...read more

  • 6. 6. Parable Of The Net

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2005
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    Part of the series on the Parables of Jesus - Parable of the Net

    Parable of the Net – 7 When I was a kid growing up in North Queensland we had this holiday house on the beach at a place called Cardwell • We would spend most weekends up there playing on the beach, swimming, fishing, beach nut tree fights • The area had islands, rivers and mangrove swamps so it ...read more

  • 7. 7. Parable Of The Lost Coin

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2005
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    Part of the series on the Parables of Jesus - The Parable of the Coin

    Parable of the Coin – Grace 8 • We move on from the Parables of the Kingdom to the Parables of Grace • One point I should make before we go any further • The parables of Jesus are not just cute stories that He told. As with all His teaching and actions they contain the words of life • We need ...read more

  • 8. 8. Parable Of The Lost Sheep

    Contributed on Jun 14, 2005
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    Part of the series on the Parables of Jesus - Parable of the Lost Sheep

    Parable of the Lost Sheep – Grace 9 Today we will be looking at the Parable of the Lost Sheep found in Matt 18:10-14 • By now we should understand that context is very important to a correct interpretation of scripture • Earlier in this chapter we have the story of the apostles arguing amongst ...read more

  • 9. 9. Parable Of The Unforgiving Servant

    Contributed on Jun 26, 2005
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    Jesus extends grace to all with one exception. This parable explains what blocks "grace"

    Parable of the Unforgiving Servant • Matthew 18:21-35 (NRSV)21 Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” • Peter though he was being generous by suggesting seven times as the Pharisees taught to ...read more

  • 10. 10. Parable Of The Good Samaritan

    Contributed on Jul 3, 2005
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    In this parable Jesus contrasts the old faith of Moses to the new faith of Christianity

    Parable of the Good Samaritan – 11 Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem to face his impending death and resurrection • On the way they stop at a Samaritan village but they reject Jesus because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem • What is interesting is the disciples response to this ...read more

  • 11. 11. Parable Of The Prodigal Son

    Contributed on Mar 12, 2009
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    Jesus in the Parable of the Prodigal Son reveals the true nature of the father

    Parable 11 - Parable of the Prodigal Son Visit to Pasadena • The year was 1973 • I had been accepted to college in England • Decided to visit Bob in California on the way to England • For 10 years I had been reading in a particular prophetic magazine about the imminent fall of the US • The ...read more

  • 12. 12. Parable Of Lazarus And The Rich Man

    Contributed on May 22, 2009
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    What is the great gulf that separates Lazarus from the Rich man?

    Lazarus and the Rich Man Have a little ditty for your today What bliss will fill the ransomed souls, When they in glory dwell, To see the sinner as he rolls, In quenchless flames of hell. • This crisp little ditty set Christian’s feet tapping during America ‘s “Great Awakening” • Author ...read more

  • 13. 13. Parable Of The Pharisee And The Publican

    Contributed on Aug 20, 2009
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    When religion replaces Christianity, the result is spiritual superiority

    Parable 13 – The Pharisee and the Publican In our unit complex we have a gym which I religiously use six days a week  One of the pieces of equipment there is one of those treadmill walkers  It has all sorts of fancy programming, adjust the speed, incline, personal ...read more

  • 14. 14. Parable Of The Workers In The Vineyard

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2009
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    This Parable shows how outrageous the grace of God is and no one is excluded without first being included

    Parable 14 - Laborers in the Vineyard When we were students in Los Angeles we used to go down to the beach with friends for a BBQ • at the time the big rage in drinks was wine-coolers • Being Australian and a little ignorant of brands in California, one day we bought a cheap bottle of wine from ...read more

  • 15. 15. Parable Of The Talents

    Contributed on Feb 4, 2010
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    This parable demonstrates the key to our salvation is a genuine faith relationship with Jesus Christ

    Parable of the Talents Here’s a question for the women in the audience? • Of the following three options which one would prove to you the most that your husbands truly loved you? 1) He went out and bought you a $1,000 diamond ring? 2) He told you he loved you every day? 3) He ...read more

  • 16. 16. Parable Of The King’s Son’s Wedding

    Contributed on Feb 4, 2010
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    "For many are called, but few are chosen." Does this verse make you a little nervous?

    Parable of the King’s Son’s Wedding Want to read you a verse and then ask you a question  Matt 22:14 "For many are called, but few are chosen."  Does this verse make you a little nervous? Why is that?  Want to look at this section of scripture to see if there ...read more

  • 17. 17. Parable Of The Ten Virgins/Sheep And The Goats

    Contributed on May 16, 2010
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    Why were the five foolish and the Goats excluded?

    Parables of the Ten Virgins/Sheep and the Goats We are coming to the last in this series of sermons on Jesus’ Parables  Turn with me to Matt 25  This chapter contains three Parables of Judgment, the Parable of the Ten Virgins, the Parable of the Talents and the Parable of ...read more