Contributed on Jan 3, 2008
The parable of the sower.
Series: Stories from the Kingdom Text: Luke 8:4-16 Title: “Spreading the Word of God” Introduction • What is a parable? o It is an earthly story that uses common life situations to illustrate biblical truths about the Kingdom of God. • Jesus was not interested in just telling ...read more
Contributed on Jan 11, 2008
Understanding how forgiveness affects our relationship with God.
Series: Stories from the Kingdom Text: Matthew 18:21-35 Title: “Forgiveness: God’s Way” • There are two things that we all have in common, no matter how old we are, where we grew up, or what we do for a living we all need to be forgiven and to extend forgiveness. • I want to also ...read more
Contributed on Jan 17, 2008
The parable of the wedding feast.
Series: Stories from the Kingdom Text: Matthew 22:1-14 Title: “The Invitation of God” I. The Wedding Feast (1-2) • “A certain king which made a marriage (wedding feast) for his son.” o A royal wedding feast was truly a major event. o It was an honor to be invited and would have been ...read more
Contributed on Jan 31, 2008
Are you prepared for Jesus to return?
Series: Stories from the Kingdom Text: Matthew 25:1-13 Title: “Are You Prepared?” Introduction The Coming of the Bridegroom • There are two future returns of Jesus Christ that are talked about in the New Testament. 1. The Rapture literally means “to be carried away.” o When ...read more
Contributed on Feb 7, 2008
The love of God for His childen is so tenderly displayed through the parable of the prodigal son.
Series: Stories from the Kingdom Text: Luke 15:11-24 Title: “The Faithful Father” I. Separation (12-13a) Vs. 12 • The one son comes to his father and says give me my inheritance. o First of all this would have been the greatest insult he could give to his father. o Essentially he was ...read more
Contributed on Feb 15, 2008
What God expects the church to do with the resources He has entrusted to us.
Series: Stories from the Kingdom Text: Matthew 25:14-30 Title: “Get Busy Doing God’s Business” Introduction • This parable follows the one of the ten virgins; Jesus is pouring the idea into His disciples that His return was not as soon as they had believed. o We must understand at this ...read more
Contributed on Feb 21, 2008
The heart from which we pray is as important as what we pray.
Series: Stories from the Kingdom Text: Luke 18:9-14 Title: “Our Attitude Means Everything” I. The Two People (9-10) • Let’s forget everything we know or perceive when we think about a Pharisee and a tax collector. o We must try and understand how Jesus’ followers would have understood ...read more