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  • God Grows Good Things

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on May 26, 2014

    God grows good things. We have choices to make, what we will sow and what we will reap.

    Devotion for The Feast – May 27, 2014 – Matthew 13:24-43 Put up your hand if you’ve ever done much gardening. I used to think that the best way to garden is to put on a wide brimmed straw hat and some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell more

  • Dangerous Grounds

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 29, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    The soil, of course, represents the human heart, so the word of God falls on four different types of hearts. This parable is about salvation and three out of four of the soils represent people who are not genuinely saved.

    Opening illustration: Growing up as a teenager, my dad would take me to watch the plowing of the field and planting of wheat and sunflower. The tractor would plow deep into the hard soil of central India usually slicing the big snakes hibernating below the earth. Their mangled bodies were brought more

  • Pearl Mystery

    Contributed by Craig Benner on Feb 21, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    A treasure of supreme value. What is the mysterious secret to the value of this pearl? Let us see what is so special about a pearl.

    Pearl Mystery Matthew 13:45,46 45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: (KJV) 45 También el reino de los cielos es semejante a un mercader que busca buenas perlas; (RVG04) 46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he more

  • With All Your Getting, Get Understanding Series

    Contributed by Ken Mckinley on Apr 26, 2014
    based on 7 ratings

    Jesus wanted His disciples to understand His teachings so that they could be fruitful. He wants the same for us today.

    Parables of Matthew (Part One) Text: Matthew 13: 44 – 52 Wow! It’s been a crazy week! You ever have those times when you’ve got so much running through your head that it kind of just gets jumbled up and then your brain just kind of shuts down? Writers block is not good for a more

  • Trained For The Kingdom Series

    Contributed by Ken Mckinley on May 28, 2014
    based on 6 ratings

    The second in a series on the Parables from Matthew

    Trained for the Kingdom (Parables from Matthew Pt. 2) Text: Matthew 13: 51 – 52 (READ TEXT) Well if you remember from last time, we looked at those two verses and we talked about being trained for the Kingdom, and the importance of getting understanding… and if you remember I said that more

  • Soldiers For Christ Series

    Contributed by Ken Mckinley on May 28, 2014
    based on 4 ratings

    The fourth in a series dealing with the parables found in Matthew. This sermon was preached on Memorial Day and so it somewhat ties in with that holiday.

    Soldiers for Christ: (Parables of Matthew Part Four) Text: Matthew 13:18 – 23 Well it’s Memorial Day weekend; and as you all know, Memorial Day was a holiday created originally for the purpose of honoring the men and women who gave their lives in service to this country. There’s more

  • Story 24 Kingdom Treasure Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Apr 1, 2014

    Jesus' priority in his ministry was the Kingdom of God. This lesson focuses on the value and power of the kingdom.

    1. Thy Kingdom Come Astronaut James Erwin is one of but a few men to walk on the moon. As he stood upon the lunar landscape and looked up at the earth, he prayed for the first time in his life. He thought about the strife among nations, poverty, hunger, and rampant evil; and he thought to himself: more

  • A Slave For Christ Part 11 Series

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson on Jun 9, 2012

    Part 11 focuses on the training that Paul went through as a Pharisee that enabled him to be such an outstanding witness for Christ.

    A Slave For Christ Part 11 Scriptures: Acts 5:33-39; Matthew 13:3-23; John 14:26 Introduction: Last week I shared with you that Paul became a threat to Judaism because he was able to “prove” that Jesus was in fact the Messiah. When Paul talked (and debated) with the Jewish leaders, more

  • God's Dragnet Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Aug 16, 2012
    based on 6 ratings

    A look at the parable of the net in three stages and personal applications of this truth.

    INTRODUCTION In Matthew 13, there are seven parables Jesus told about the Kingdom of Heaven. We looked at two long parables, the Parable of the Sower and the Parable of the Wheat and Weeds. Then we looked at four short parables, the mustard seed, yeast, a buried treasure and a pearl of great more

  • How To Multiply Your Influence 100x Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Aug 15, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    The parable of the sower is a picture of the seed of the Word of God. There is amazing potential in that seed, but we must provide the right kind of soil for it to grow.

    INTRODUCTION This is the 40th message in the series I call “Parables and Miracles.” The word “parable” means, “to throw alongside.” A parable may be an analogy or metaphor where Jesus lays down a natural truth and then throws a spiritual truth alongside it. But more

  • Little Is Much When God Is In It Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Aug 16, 2012
    based on 5 ratings

    God delights in using small things for great purposes. How the parables of the mustard seed and the yeast apply to our lives.

    INTRODUCTION Matthew 13 contains seven parables Jesus gives about the Kingdom of heaven. Most of His stories are based on agriculture, because all the people living in Galilee understood gardening. If you’re a gardener, these parables make more sense to you than to the non-gardeners. Let me more

  • The Parable Of The Mustard Seed Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Jul 5, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    This parable expresses the small beginnings of the kingdom of God and the large increase and growth of it. The kingdom grows believer by believer. And now, He describes what it is like. “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a man planted in

    The Parable of the Mustard Seed Today, we are going to look at one of the parables that Jesus gave, and it is probably one that most people are familiar with; the Parable of the Mustard seed. Both Matthew and Mark recorded it in their Gospel. Matthew begins with this brief dialogue by more

  • Seeking The Kingdom

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Jul 16, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus described the pursuit of the kingdom thru the parables of the Hidden Treasure & the Pearl of Great Value. Participation in the kingdom of heaven is sought by the saints of God. But Why? We seek the kingdom for its...

    SEEKING & ENTERING The KINGDOM—Matthew 13:44-46 Attention: Career search vs. Job search. Investment Broker/Knows Value-Investment Potentials-Affordability Need: —Lax/Indifferent/Mediocrity reigns/Just ‘get by’/So-So. —Busy(own lives to lead)/Push God out in order more

  • The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Jul 31, 2012
    based on 5 ratings

    There are all kinds of people in the church; make sure you are the right kind.

    The Good, The Bad & The Ugly October 11, 2009 Morning Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: There are all kinds of people in the church; make sure you are the right kind. Focus Passage: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Introduction: An estimated 10,000 physicians in more

  • Seeds In Your Hand Series

    Contributed by Kenneth Gerada on Jul 31, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    This message was given to Camacop pastors for the December 11, 2011 church planting Sunday.

    SEEDS IN YOUR HAND By: Dr. Kenneth Gerada Church Planting Sunday December 11, 2011 Preparation: The pastor must prepare a seed (preferably a small seed that grows into a huge tree like kapok or doldol, inyam, mustard etc.) Introduction: Good morning to all of you! Can you see more