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  • Use It Or Lose It! Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Mar 27, 2003
    based on 118 ratings

    The parable of the Ten Minas is a wonderful lesson for Christians and how to take advantage of opportunities to serve the Master, the resources He has given us and how we will be judged by our management of these gifts.

    Use It or Lose It! Luke 19:11-27 By Dr. David O. Dykes INTRODUCTION One of my heroes is Billy Graham. Although he is in his mid 80s, and battling Parkinson’s disease, he is still preaching the gospel. In 1996, he and Ruth were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for their service to more

  • Another Year Series

    Contributed by Eric Carey-Holt on Feb 18, 2003
    based on 28 ratings

    Traditionally, the New Year is a time of new beginnings. It is a time when we make a commitment to do better this year than we did last year! Out with the old and in with the new. But, isn’t it strange that the same problems and perplexities that we went

    SERMON---ANOTHER YEAR---Luke 13:6-9 Then he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any. 7 So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, `For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree more

  • Problem Renters

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Nov 8, 2005
    based on 23 ratings

    This message is based on parable of the vineyard and the wicked tenants.

    Mark 12:1 (NLT) Then Jesus began telling them stories: "A man planted a vineyard, built a wall around it, dug a pit for pressing out the grape juice, and built a lookout tower. Then he leased the vineyard to tenant farmers and moved to another country. The Master Plan  The more

  • What Kind Of Sinner Are You

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Sep 21, 2005
    based on 42 ratings

    A sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 21 Two sons in the field

    19th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 21 Matthew. 21:23-32 "What kind of Sinner are You? "And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?" more

  • The Yeast Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Mar 7, 2005
    based on 25 ratings

    Evil, symbolized by yeast, permeates our lives and our Churches: an unpopular interpretation of the parable.

    The Yeast Matthew 13:33 INTRO.: As a child, I watched my mother bake bread. She would mix the dough and the yeast and let it sit in a large basin until it rose. Then she would knead it some more and divide it into smaller pans for baking. My brother and I would come around often to see if it had more

  • Peace With My Enemies Series

    Contributed by Eric Snyder on May 1, 2002
    based on 25 ratings

    Part 3 of a series called live @ peace

    Peace with my enemies, Luke 6:27-36 Live @ Peace series Eric A. Snyder, Minister, Farwell Church of Christ April 21, 2002 A knight and his men return to their castle after a long hard day of fighting. "How are we faring?" asks the king. "Sire," replies the knight, "I have been more

  • Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Mar 30, 2001
    based on 77 ratings

    how Jesus went to warn the very people who were plotting to kill him.

    April 1, 2001 Luke 20:9-19 He went on to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. 10 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him more

  • You Only Live Once Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 24, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    Parables for Seekers, Pt. 6

    YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE (LUKE 16:19-31) A Sunday school teacher told his class the story of the rich man and Lazarus. He explained that the wealthy man had wonderful clothes, lived in luxury and had all the food he could eat; but he had no compassion for the beggar, who longed for a few crumbs from the more

  • Parable Of The Pearl Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 24, 2007
    based on 95 ratings

    The church is God’s Pearl of Great Price. How the pearl was WROUGHT, how it was SOUGHT, and how it was BOUGHT. Link included to formatted text for entire series, audio, and PowerPoint Template.

    Parable of the Pearl Matthew 13:45-46 This parable is going to sound a whole lot like the previous one we just studied on the hidden treasure, but with a great twist and special illustration that I know will be a blessing to you. Common more

  • Am I A Religious Or A Christian Person

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Aug 29, 2006
    based on 82 ratings

    A sermon for the 13th Sunday after pentecost Proper 17

    13th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 17 Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23 "Am I a Religious or a Christian Person?" 7:1* ¶ Now when the Pharisees gathered together to him, with some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, 2* they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands defiled, that is, more

  • Glory Of The Story Series

    Contributed by Ryan Akers on Jul 13, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    Stories have helped shape our lives. They are emotionally driven and have caused us to look at who we are and how we want to live. In this series we will look at how stories particularly Christ parables would used to challenge, charge and change the peopl

    Power of the Parables Pastor Ryan Akers Part 1- The Glory of the Story James 3:4-6 (Read The Foot Book) How many of you remember being read to as children? (Story time in 2nd grade in Mrs. Imgarten’s class reading Where the Red Fern Grows) Some of my most vivid memories or a time in more

  • Weeds In Church Buildings Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Mar 22, 2011
    based on 15 ratings

    God asks patience and faithfulness of his people while he works his cosmic plan to a perfect conclusion.

    Read Matthew 13.24-30. Pray. Introduction They are likely the two worst spy cases in US history. Beginning in April of 1985 and continuing until his arrest in February of 1994, Aldrich Ames sold intelligence secrets to the Soviets (and then the Russians) for $4.6 million. Early on, the CIA more

  • Are You Taking God's Grace For Granted? Series

    Contributed by Chua Lena on Oct 10, 2001
    based on 37 ratings

    To challenge the audience to re-examine themselves, whether they are taking God’s grace for granted?’

    SERMON TOPIC: “The Wedding Banquet” SERMON TITLE: “Are You Taking God’s Grace For Granted?” SCRIPTURAL TEXT: Matthew 22:1-10 OPENING WORDS Indeed, it is a great privilege to be able to share God’s Word with all of you this morning. Let us pray. OPENING PRAY Dear Lord, thank You for this more

  • One Plus One Plus One Equals One

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on May 25, 2001
    based on 90 ratings

    A sermon for the 7th Sunday of Easter

    7th Sunday of Easter John 17: 20-26 One Plus One Plus One = One   We have a wonderful mystery to contemplate this morning, and it is summarized in a strange formula. It’s not really all that complicated, but it is worthy of reflection for it has implications for our lives together. Here is the more

  • The Two Yokes

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 13, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    This message is a contrast between two yokes. The yoke of sin, and the yoke of Jesus Christ

    THE TWO YOKES Lamentations 1:14 Matthew 11:30 INTRO: We are more impressed by the comparison of two things using contrast than we are examining them by themselves. For example, the value of light is more evident when contrasted more