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  • The First Shall Be Last

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Aug 7, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus and the rich young ruler - Mark chapter 10 verses 17-31. (Powerpoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)

    SERMON OUTLINE: (A). The Mans qualities: He was Enthusiastic (vs 17) He was humble (vs.17) He had courage (vs 17) He showed discernment (vs 17) He was spiritually aware (vs 17) He was moral (vs 20) He was religious (vs 19-20) (B). The Mans failure: He loved his possessions & ...read more

  • The First Shall Be Last, And The Last Shall Be First

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Apr 22, 2015

    Jesus says that it isn’t the religious folk who are first in the kingdom of heaven. It is those who are most open to turning their lives around who are first in line, those who take action when Jesus says, “follow me”.

    It’s painful to have someone you trust tell you that they are going to do something for you---and they don’t. Many of us can tell stories about people who have let us down by making promises and then not following up on them. For example, there is a story of a young widow whose husband ...read more

  • Crowns And Rewards

    Contributed by Roberta Karchner on Oct 20, 2018

    When the disciples approach Jesus about spots in his Kingdom, he turns things upside down

    A friend of mine this week said something that has resonated with me. She said that in her family, she was the designated worrier. Now, I admit, she has much in her life to be worried about, but that is her story. Our stories are different, but I can’t help but wonder if we have a designated ...read more

  • Parable: The Laborers Of The Eleventh Hour Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Dec 20, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    Jesus said “many that are first shall be last, and the last shall be first.” He meant to teach just one thing: That some who think they’re first in the world are going to find themselves last in heaven.

    Perea Parable: The Laborers of the Eleventh hour Matthew 20:1-16 1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard. The parable of the laborers is found only in Matthew. It is connected to the ...read more

  • Little Hero Of The Lord

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec 12, 2008
    based on 15 ratings

    Often times a Christian worker goes unnoticed and un-applauded. Never forget God is a rewarder...

    LITTLE HERO... WILL THE REAL HERO STAND UP? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Matthew 19:30 But many that ...read more

  • Workmen's Compensation Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct 9, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    God's blessings don't come as a result of the work we put in, but rather are totally dependent on God's grace.

    Matthew 20:1-16 “Workmen’s Compensation” INTRODUCTION We all have a gut reaction when we perceive what we believe to be unfairness or injustice. Mention illegal aliens and blood pressures will rise as you talk about how they’re using our health and educational ...read more

  • #3perspective:personalities Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 24 ratings

    Today the perspective of great personalities as spiritual stars could be dangerous.

    #3 Perspective: Personalities. By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com Part#3 of 4. TEXT: Philippians 3:3 ... and have no confidence in the flesh." Matthew 19:30 But many that are first shall be last; AND THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST. We are pondering perspectives or view points ...read more

  • Grumbling About Grace

    Contributed by Kevin Newman on Aug 21, 2002
    based on 81 ratings

    Christians take the grace of God for granted, and often complain about God’s blessings.

    "Grumbling About Grace" Matthew 20:1-16 Intro: Most of us hear the phrase "its not fair!" too many times to count. Sometimes we are the ones who are saying it. But of all the things to grumble about, Grace should not be one of them. Yet, we often do grumble about God’s grace. Background: Matthew ...read more

  • Count My Trophies?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov 4, 2002
    based on 39 ratings

    Winning is the modern goal, count my trophies and you will see how good I am?

    What is winning? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com TEXT: Matthew 19: 30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. Jude 1:22 And some have compassion, making a difference: Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak ...read more

  • “what Is That To You? Follow Me”

    Contributed by Silas Eke on Feb 26, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    We should accept it as axiomatic that God’s dealings with our fellow-disciples are no concern of ours. Our business is to watch our motives carefully, to keep our eyes on the Lord whom we follow, and not to look over our shoulders at others.

    Tested saints in all ages have been prone to complain like Israel: “the way of the Lord is not equal” (Ezekiel 18:29). Some of God’s dealings seem to contradict our innate sense of fairness; and instead of faithfully discharging our responsibilities, we are tempted to look over ...read more

  • True And Acceptable Service Series

    Contributed by Ian Humphrey on Nov 12, 2001
    based on 36 ratings

    exposition on matt ch20

    THE SPIRIT OF TRUE AND ACCEPTABLE SERVICE Matthew ch 20 v1- 16 the labourers in the vineyard First we have a picture of :- The Lord (as householder.) See:- 1. His position v. 1 "householder" - he is a man of authority, of responsibility and of activity. - "he went out" 2. His pursuit ...read more

  • What Do We Own? Series

    Contributed by Mark Lennon on Feb 3, 2003
    based on 18 ratings

    sermon series number 3 on James

    What do we own? James 1:9-14 At first glance this may sound irrelevant, but it is actually complimentary to the original text at the beginning of the book. Money is one of the things that cause trials and double mindedness in a person. Remember we are still on the theme of temptation. 1 Timothy ...read more

  • Meek And Mild (Hix)

    Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Sep 21, 2013

    What being meek means, and how do we apply it in the world we live in,

    Matthew 5:5-Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. Blessed-True happiness is within. Not in pleasure, wealth, etc. A missionary in Jamaica was once questioning some boys on the meaning of this text, and asked, "Who are the meek?" A boy answered, "Those who give soft answers ...read more

  • The Poverty Of Riches Series

    Contributed by Ian Humphrey on Nov 12, 2001
    based on 56 ratings

    exposition on matt ch19v16-30

    THE POVERTY OF RICHES Matthew 19 v. 16 - 30 The rich young ruler’s request "what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" We notice here :- 1. His Respect for the Lord v. 16 "good Master" - Campbell Morgan describes this man as " A man of fine natural temperment, a man of courage ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Minas

    Contributed by William Lock on Mar 4, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Wealth, power and control: a new look at the parable of the minas.

    Luke 19:11-27 The Parable of the Ten Minas Fig trees Fig Trees and the Temple Luke 19:11-27 The Parable of the Ten Minas Cultural/Historical background--then Herod Archelaus/ Rome Jerusalem & the temple system wealth, power, control Cultural/Historical background--now education, ...read more