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  • Mixed Metaphors Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Oct 10, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,986 views

    3 of 5 messages in Colossians. This message deals with spiritual growth and the source of spiritual strength. Several illustrations and thoughts came from Brian Bill - Sermon Central Contributer.

    Life 101 Deeply Rooted Mixed Metaphors In Colossians 2:6-7, Paul mixes several metaphors in order to describe the process of spiritual growth: Many commentators believe that this is the theme of the entire book, sort of like the hinge point of Colossians. Spiritual progress is an orderly ...read more

  • Parables; Allegories; And Metaphors; - Oh My Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Aug 31, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,178 views

    A study of the Gospel of John 15: 1 - 8

    John 15: 1 - 8 Parables; Allegories; and Metaphors; - Oh My 1 “I AM the true vine, and My Father Is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the ...read more

  • Study About Metaphors Series

    Contributed by Dr. Jeremy Simpson on Mar 11, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,468 views

    Second Introductory Sermon on Metaphors in the Bible about the Bible

    Metaphors Series: Metaphors in the Bible - Sermon 2 Proverbs 1:6 We began this series a few weeks ago and took last week off to Preach on the Christmas Story But I want to get back to the Series on the WORD OF GOD I began the First Two Messages on WHY WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS THE WORD ...read more

  • Athletic Metaphors By Paul

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on May 5, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 6,401 views

    What was it that made the difference in Paul’s life? His conversion was dynamic. But, there have been other dynamic conversions that have not resulted in the kind of life that Paul lived. The Holy Spirit was powerfully at work within him. But the Holy Sp

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: Sometimes in my life a kind of “melancholy of the soul settles over me.” I feel like retreating into a cave and not coming out for a long, long time. When that pessimism of spirit comes over me, I take great inspiration from a man who left his footprints all ...read more

  • Gate Is A Metaphor For Leader, Guide.

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Apr 20, 2017
     | 1,162 views

    This is NOT the voice of the Shepherd, "I told you so," "You're just like your mother!" "Can't you do anything right?"

    Easter 4A Our Responsorial Psalm today from Psalm 23 is very personal. There are no references to "we" or "us" or "they," but only "my" and "me" and "I" and "You." This is David's testimony, his personal experience with God. “He guides me in right paths,” the second part says. In our Gospel ...read more

  • A Metaphor For Prayer: Jacob's Wrestling Match

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Dec 30, 2014
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,332 views

    A brief outline on which to build a prayer-night sermon.

    WRESTLING IN PRAYER Genesis 32:24-32 Jacob's wrestling, whilst factual and historical, is nevertheless a metaphor for prayer. 1. The place name, Jabbok, means pouring out, or emptying. This reminds me of the self-emptying of Christ (Philippians 2:7-8). It also reminds me of Jesus' ...read more

  • How To Interpret Typologies, Metaphors And Prophecies

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 14, 2001
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,118 views

    How to Interpret Typologies, Metaphors and Prophecies

    HOW TO INTERPRET TYPOLOGIES 1. Definition - A type is a pattern, image, or a symbol of a person, place, or thing. For example, Adam was a type of Christ, baptism corresponds to the deliverance experienced by Noah and his family in the flood. Joseph was a type of Christ, as the people looked to ...read more

  • How Jesus Successfully Used Metaphors

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 11 ratings
     | 13,799 views

    Metaphor - A figure of speech used to describe, illustrate or apply something to a lesson that it does not usually denote. Jesus masterfully communicated truth in a creative way so that His listens would understand and remember His teaching. For example, Jesus used many objects as analogies to ...read more

  • Pruned & Cleaned Series

    Contributed by Stephen Fournier on Apr 2, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 8,996 views

    Sermon on John 15 part 5

    PRUNED & CLEANED Series on John 15 pt. 5 John 15:2-3 1/14/07 As most of you are aware we have a dog named Elphaba. Elphaba bring me much joy. Apart from her getting mad at me on Sundays and then displaying that anger in an unpleasant way, she is a real good dog. She always wants ...read more

  • A Communion Commentary

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Jul 31, 2017
     | 5,485 views

    A communion message.

    "A Communion Commentary" 1 Corinthians 11:17-30 1 Corinthians 11:17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse. 18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly ...read more

  • Milk, Meat & Maturity Series

    Contributed by Dr. Jeremy Simpson on Mar 11, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 12,974 views

    6th in a Series on Metaphors in the Bible about the Bible.

    THE WORD OF GOD SERIES SERMON 6: MILK, MEAT & MATURITY I Peter 2:1-2 Hebrews 5:12-13 I Corinthians 3:1-11 We continue tonight our Metaphorical Study of the Word of God We have dealt with it as Light, as a Hammer, as Fire Tonight I want to deal with the Word of God as Milk and Meat ...read more

  • The Lamb Who Became A Lion

    Contributed by Dr. C. David White on Dec 2, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 2,858 views

    The true Jesus can be characterized by two Biblical metaphors.

    Mary had a little lamb Who became a Lion. 1.) Illus. Little girl misquoting Jn. 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Forgotten Son.” 2.) The world which once had “no room” for Jesus will SOON make room. 3.) Have we forgotten Who the real Jesus is????? [Our understanding ...read more

  • A Godly View Of Life

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on Jul 13, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,676 views

    Inspired by "PDL" and compares life to godly metaphors

    A GODLY VIEW OF LIFE James 4:1-17 * If I were to ask you to describe your life in a metaphor, what would that metaphor be? Let me offer some possibilities: Would it be a symphony, battle, puzzle, journey, minefield, dance, a dramatic play, or maybe ‘a party?’ And these serve as only some of the ...read more

  • Stand On Your Feet

    Contributed by Charles Holt on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 4,829 views

    Using the Biblical metaphore of foot and feet we are encouraged to live victoriously.

    Charles W. Holt cholt@gt.rr.com STAND ON YOUR FEET Scripture reading: Ephesians 6:10-20 especially verse 15 Text: Revelation 10:1-2 I have chosen a passage of Scripture found in the Book of Revelation 10:1-2 as a text for today’s message. But a key verse is also found in Ephesians ...read more

  • A Man Born Blind Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Nov 13, 2000
    based on 108 ratings
     | 7,962 views

    Jesus encounter with the man born blind. Seeing as a metaphor of judgement

    Blindness is a terrible thing isn’t it? We rely on our eyes so much for experiencing the world, for enjoying life, for perceiving reality. After all, seeing is believing. Di and I went to the Opera in New York when we were there. We decided we could just afford seats in the Family Circle. What we ...read more