Sermon Series
  • 1. The Purpose Of The Parables

    Contributed on Sep 11, 2020
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    Jesus uses parables to either reveal callous hearts where the word is being taken away, or reveal receptive hearts which have an increasing harvest.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://nec.org.au/sermons/The%20Parables%20of%20Jesus/ Message Matthew 13:10-17 “The Purpose of the Parables” Today we are starting a series of sermons which will look at the Parables of Jesus. “Parable” is the English translation of a Greek word which ...read more

  • 2. The Mustard Seed And The Yeast

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2020
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    The parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast encourage Kingdom members to expect growth and an abundant response to the Gospel, irrespective of, what may seem like, an insignificant beginning or effort.

    You can listen tot eh full message here:- http://nec.org.au/sermons/The%20Parables%20of%20Jesus/ Message Matthew 13:31-33 “The Mustard Seed and the Yeast” Today our parable focus is on the parable of the mustard seed and the parable of the yeast. The Mustard Seed Parable appears in Matthew Mark ...read more

  • 3. The Two Sons

    Contributed on Sep 25, 2020
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    Jesus tells a very point parable to confront the religious elite with the truth that their religious activities were not taking place in the vineyard that was doing the will of the Father. The true vineyard is only where Jesus is the Vine.

    You can listen to the full message here:- https://nec.org.au/sermons/The%20Parables%20of%20Jesus/ Message Matthew 21:28-32 “The Two Sons” Our parable today is spoken in the last week before Jesus was put to death. Only days before He had ridden into Jerusalem on a colt – the crowds had ...read more

  • 4. The Dishonest Manager

    Contributed on Oct 10, 2020
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    Through this puzzling parable Jesus teaches disciples to act shrewdly by taking worldly examples bold and decisive action and learning from them. With the purpose of making a greater contribute towards eternity.

    You can listen to the full message here:- https://nec.org.au/sermons/The%20Parables%20of%20Jesus/ Message Luke 16:1-9 The Dishonest Steward The parable we are about to read is universally considered to be the one of the most puzzling parables of Jesus. Let’s read the parable first and then ...read more

  • 5. The Rich Man And Lazarus

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2020
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    If we keep walking past “obvious unseen” people, and we keep doing “obvious unseen” actions, and we keep treating Scripture as an “obvious unseen” we will join the rich man.

    You can listen to the full message here:- https://nec.org.au/sermons/The%20Parables%20of%20Jesus/ Message Luke 16:19-31 The Rich Man and Lazarus Let’s turn in the Scriptures to Luke 16:19-31 Read With this parable fresh in our minds let’s start with some very important statements. The rich man is ...read more

  • 6. Lost And Found

    Contributed on Oct 24, 2020
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    Through this parable Jesus calls the lost-but-now-found to be willing to carry the burden which comes with expending vigorous in order to bring about repentance and restoration.

    You can listen tot he full sermon here:- https://nec.org.au/sermons/The%20Parables%20of%20Jesus/ Message Luke 15:1-10 “Lost and Found” My grandparents … who we called Opa and Oma … in their retirement had a Hiace camper van in which they travelled all over Australia with their Chihuahua called ...read more

  • 7. The Pharisee And The Tax Collector

    Contributed on Oct 31, 2020
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    Through this parable Jesus teaches that salvation is not found in comparative righteous. You can’t compare yourself, by looking down on others, and conclude you are justified. You can’t compare yourself, by looking up to others, and conclude you are not justified.

    You can listen to the full message here:- https://nec.org.au/sermons/The%20Parables%20of%20Jesus/ Message Luke 18:9-14 The Pharisee and The Tax Collector Let’s open our Bibles and turn to Luke 18:9-14 where we find the parable of the Pharisee Read Those who first heard this parable would have ...read more

  • 8. The Good Samaritan

    Contributed on Nov 6, 2020
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    The main purpose of this parable is to get us to ask a question. Do we have this unique Jesus-character of pity and compassion? A Jesus-character that is at the heart of being a neighbour.

    You can listen to the full message here:- https://nec.org.au/sermons/The%20Parables%20of%20Jesus/ Message Luke 10:25-37 The Good Samaritan Today we are going to look at a parable which – probably – is the most well-known of all of Jesus parables. Why do I say this? Well in Clarence Town, which ...read more

  • 9. The Ten Virgins

    Contributed on Nov 13, 2020
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    The key question being asked by this parable is, “Are you ready to meet Jesus?” This question confronts us with four spiritual truths.

    You can listen to the full message here:- https://nec.org.au/sermons/The%20Parables%20of%20Jesus/ Message Matthew 25:1-13 The Ten Virgins Let’s turn in our Bible to Matthew 25:1-13 and read the parable there. A marriage in first century Judea had three stages. 1) The marriage arrangement where ...read more

  • 10. The Sheep And The Goats

    Contributed on Nov 19, 2020
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    In this parable Jesus teaches that entrance into eternity isn’t based on helping or ignoring a specific group of people. Entrance to eternity is based on the reception we have towards the Gospel message and Gospel messengers.

    You can listen to the full message here:- https://nec.org.au/sermons/The%20Parables%20of%20Jesus/ Message Matthew 25:31-46. The Sheep and the Goats Let’s turn to Matthew 25:31-46 and read the parable of the sheep and the goats. The basic teaching of this passage is summarised by Jesus in verse ...read more