Sermon Series
  • 1. Two Builders - Two Foundations

    Contributed on Feb 7, 2002
    based on 377 ratings
     | 32,841 views

    Jesus had just finished giving the infamous Sermon on the Mount. He so desperately wanted His audience to go and do what He had just taught them because He wanted to implement His kingdom of righteousness on earth. So he tells a story for his conclusion.

    INTRODUCTION Sermonic Theme Opening Statement: Form is meaning in the Bible. The way something is written or said indicates its meaning. I need you to help me make this point. If I say, “Once upon a time…” you expect a story. If I say, “Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today….” you ...read more

  • 2. New Wineskins

    Contributed on Feb 7, 2002
    based on 198 ratings
     | 22,651 views

    Jesus told a story in Matthew 9 to teach us about the new things He wants to do in our lives.

    INTRODUCTION Sermonic Theme Opening Statement: There are many literary forms used in the Bible. There is poetry, proverb, legal document, dramatic narrative, hymn, sermon, theological treatise, personal letter, and apocalyptic vision. And sprinkled into all of these genres are figures of ...read more

  • 3. The Pharisee And The Tax Collector Or The Pastor And Irs Agent

    Contributed on Feb 7, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 4,979 views

    Jesus told a story in Luke’s Gospel to teach us about the irony of God’s righteousness and man’s sinfulness.

    INTRODUCTION Sermonic Theme Opening Statement: There are many literary forms used in the Bible. There is poetry, proverb, legal document, dramatic narrative, hymn, sermon, theological treatise, personal letter, and apocalyptic vision. And sprinkled into all of these genres are figures of ...read more

  • 4. The Rich Fool – Balancing The Temporal With The Eternal

    Contributed on Feb 11, 2002
    based on 98 ratings
     | 13,328 views

    Jesus told a story in Luke’s Gospel to teach us to balance the temporary with the eternal.

    INTRODUCTION Sermonic Theme Opening Statement: There are many literary forms used in the Bible. There is poetry, proverb, legal document, dramatic narrative, hymn, sermon, theological treatise, personal letter, and apocalyptic vision. And sprinkled into all of these genres are figures of ...read more

  • 5. Counting The Cost Of Discipleship

    Contributed on Mar 4, 2002
    based on 236 ratings
     | 44,207 views

    Jesus told these stories in Luke’s Gospel to teach us to count what it would cost us to fully follow Jesus and what it would cost us if we choose a different path.

    INTRODUCTION Sermonic Theme Opening Statement: I came across a story this week that all the farmers will appreciate, especially Marvin Abplanalp. A hen and a pig approached a church and read the advertised sermon topic: “What can we do to help the poor?” Immediately the hen suggested they ...read more

  • 6. Forgiven

    Contributed on Mar 12, 2002
    based on 57 ratings
     | 4,896 views

    The parable of the two debtors in the context of Simon, the woman, and Jesus, yields four tributaries of thought which flow into the one great truth of forgiveness.

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: Just about every Saturday, a man especially given to neatness, went into his barbershop for a haircut. So this one Saturday he told his barber that he was going to Rome. The barber asked what airline he was going to take. The man responded "Delta" The barber ...read more

  • 7. Losing, Searching, Finding

    Contributed on Apr 8, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 8,591 views

    In Luke 15, Luke gives a series of three parables in response to the criticism of the scribes and Pharisees that Jesus received unbelieving sinners and even ate with them. Evidently, His love and vulnerability attracted lost people from all classes and li

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: In Luke 15, Luke gives a series of three parables in response to the criticism of the scribes and Pharisees that Jesus received unbelieving sinners and even ate with them. Evidently, His love and vulnerability attracted lost people from all classes and lifestyles. ...read more

  • 8. Lost…at Home

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2002
    based on 164 ratings
     | 20,395 views

    In Luke 15, Luke gives a series of three parables in response to the criticism of the scribes and Pharisees that Jesus received unbelieving sinners and even ate with them. Today, our focus is on the second of these stories – a lost coin that had value and

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: How many of you chronically lose or misplace things? You never notice that something is lost until you need it and it’s always in the last place you look. Have you ever noticed the intensity with which you will search for an inanimate object when you need it? Your ...read more

  • 9. The Parable Of The Prodigal Father: A Parable Of Extravagant Love

    Contributed on Apr 21, 2002
    based on 39 ratings
     | 21,431 views

    “Prodigal” means extravagant, lavish, unrestrained, and even to the point of being what some would consider being wasteful. Watch the father in this story. It was the father who threw himself into the prodigal land of extravagance and unrestrained love fo

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: In Luke 15, Luke gives a series of three parables in response to the criticism of the scribes and Pharisees that Jesus received unbelieving people and even ate with them. Evidently, His love and vulnerability attracted lost people from all classes and lifestyles. ...read more

  • 10. Discovering Jesus: The Treaure And The Pearl

    Contributed on May 6, 2002
    based on 70 ratings
     | 10,039 views

    Jesus used the metaphors of treasure and a pearl to indicate the value of the Kingdom and lifestyle that He came to implement. If the Kingdom is everything that he said it was, we should not stop until we know what it is and how we can find it.

    INTRODUCTION Sermonic Theme Opening Statement: Today, we all have our search. If you are a normal human being, you are engaged in some kind search or quest this morning. It may be a place, a person, a purchase, a dream, an experience, a position, an achievement, or your first million, but it ...read more