Sermon Series
  • 1. The House On The Rock

    Contributed on Dec 29, 2002
    based on 52 ratings

    I believe that we must be a church that has the courage and the heartbeat of God to reach people of every culture and situation, people who are lost and broken, people who are tattooed and pierced and in baggy clothes, people who are different from us in

    BUILDERS MT 7:24-27 TEXT Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on more

  • 2. Let Your Light Shine

    Contributed on Feb 9, 2003
    based on 69 ratings

    So what is the purpose of lighting the whole room? Is it to enable outsiders to see how clean we are, perhaps to see our new carpet, our qualifications up on the wall or perhaps how beautiful we may look?

    SERMON---LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE---Mt 5:14-15 He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand? For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed; and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. If anyone has ears to more

  • 3. Lamp Under A Bowl

    Contributed on Feb 9, 2003
    based on 29 ratings

    Jesus used parables to make truth simple and understandable. However our responses to the truth are not always the same. We all receive the truth, but few of us know how to deal with it. Jesus taught the people by telling them parables; these were short s

    LAMP UNDER A BOWL---MT 5:14-16 TEXT: "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, more

  • 4. New Wine In Old Skins

    Contributed on Feb 12, 2003
    based on 60 ratings

    Jesus prayed and relied on the Holy Spirit for every change. Even at the times of Christ’s greatest popularity He knew that only the Spirit produces lasting change.

    NEW CLOTHES ON OLD COAT__ MATT 9:16-17 NEW WINE IN OLD SKIN__LUKE 5: 36-39 TEXT. Luke 5:36 “He told them this parable: "No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old one. If he does, he will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. 37 And no more

  • 5. Pearl Of Great Price

    Contributed on Feb 12, 2003
    based on 53 ratings

    IS THIS FOR YOU He had it all, at least on the surface. He had good business, a fine family, status in the community, he had everything it would appear, but not quite enough. Some men craved after gold or silver or jewels not this man those things were a

    PEARL OF GREAT PRICE—Matt 13:45-46 TEXT "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. INTRODUCTION In The Parable Of The Hidden Treasure, I suggested that Jesus was depicting more

  • 6. The Barren Fig Tree

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2003
    based on 76 ratings

    Jesus was responding to news about a calamity Luke 13:1-5. He was told of how Pilate (the Roman governor) had killed some Galileans (Jews from Galilee, the same region Jesus was from), and had anticipated the thinking of those who brought Him this news.

    THE BARREN FIG TREE—Luke 13:6-9 INTROUDUTION As we were making our way through the parables of Jesus as recorded in Matthew’s gospel, we noticed several that were directed toward the nation of Israel in particular. "The Two Sons", this speaks of the rejection of John the Baptist- Mt 21:28-32. more

  • 7. Another Year

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2003
    based on 28 ratings

    Traditionally, the New Year is a time of new beginnings. It is a time when we make a commitment to do better this year than we did last year! Out with the old and in with the new. But, isn’t it strange that the same problems and perplexities that we went

    SERMON---ANOTHER YEAR---Luke 13:6-9 Then he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any. 7 So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, `For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree more

  • 8. A Friend At Midnight

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2003
    based on 51 ratings

    The model is the Lord’s Prayer and this pattern of prayer has been a part of the Christian tradition for centuries. This model lays out a way that we can pray to God and shows how we can have an effective life in prayer. Jesus did not just show this to th

    THE FRIEND AT MIDNIGHT—Luke 11: 1-13 TEXT Luke 11:1 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples." 2 He said to them, "When you pray, say: " `Father, hallowed be your name, your more

  • 9. Prayer

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2003
    based on 49 ratings

    Personal Application Prayer is one of the strongest and most fundamental aspects of the Christian life and we cannot expect growth in grace, without time in prayer.

    SERMON—PRAYER—Luke 11:1-13 TEXT Luke 11:1 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples." 2 He said to them, "When you pray, say: " `Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. more

  • 10. The Good Samaritan

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2003
    based on 142 ratings

    A man travels from Jerusalem to Jericho, a distance of about 20 miles and is beaten up. -Luke 10: 30 it is a dangerous road and is known as "The Way of Blood"

    THE GOOD SAMARITAN—Luke 10:25-37 INTRODUCTION The Good Samaritan’ is one of the better-known parables, (Luke 10:30-37) In reply Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving more

  • 11. The Good Samaritan

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2003
    based on 198 ratings

    The first person to which we are introduced is the poor traveller. He had taken the road from Jerusalem to Jericho, which was notoriously dangerous. It descended nearly 3,300 feet in 17 miles, running through narrow passes at points.

    SERMON—THE GOOD SAMARITAN—Luke 10: 25-37 The Good Samaritan. Familiar story. One researcher found in a survey that 49% of the people interviewed said they would be able to tell the story of the Good Samaritan if asked to do so, 45% said they would not be able to, and 6% were unsure whether they more

  • 12. The Great Supper

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2003
    based on 35 ratings

    A certain man gives a great supper and extends his invitation - Luke 14:16-17. However, those invited began to make excuses for there absence.

    THE GREAT SUPPER—Luke: 14: 15-24 INTRODUCTION In our last study, we found Jesus at the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees... He had gone there to eat bread on the Sabbath- Luke 14:1 Watched closely by the lawyers and Pharisees who were present, Jesus healed a man with dropsy, and more

  • 13. The Growing Seed

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2003
    based on 41 ratings

    So what does this parable reveal about the Kingdom of God. It describes how the Word of God produces fruit (i.e., how the kingdom grows)

    THE GROWING SEED—Mark 4:26-29 TEXT He also said, "This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28 All by itself the soil produces grain--first the stalk, then more

  • 14. The Hidden Treasure

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2003
    based on 33 ratings

    In light of both the present and future blessings found in the kingdom of heaven, perhaps we can appreciate why many consider the kingdom one of exceeding value.

    THE HIDDEN TREASURE—Matt 13-44 TEXT "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. In our study on "The Parables Of Jesus", we have seen different ways in which the message of more

  • 15. The House Holder

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2003
    based on 35 ratings

    Do we appreciate the great treasure we have available to us? Do we appreciate its greatness because it alone points us to Him who is the centre and theme of its revelation, Jesus Christ?

    THE HOUSE HOLDER—Matt 13:51-52 TEXT "Have you understood all these things?" Jesus asked. "Yes," they replied. 52 He said to them, "Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as more

  • 16. The Leaven-Yeast-Mt 13:33

    Contributed on Mar 7, 2003
    based on 71 ratings

    Where the kingdom is depicted as having remarkable growth despite humble beginnings, and was probably told to reassure Jesus’ disciples that their involvement in the kingdom would not be for nothing

    THE LEAVEN-YEAST-Mt 13:33 Mt13: 33 He told them still another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough." INTRODUCTION Our previous study examined ‘The Parable Of The Mustard Seed’ Mt13: more