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  • Parable Of The Fig Tree

    Contributed by Jimmy Dillon on Oct 1, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Jesus describes end times events by looking at the fig tree and what we should look for

    Parable of the Fig Tree Matthew 24:32-35 Introduction In order for us to fully understand this parable in Matthew 24, we really need to look at the context in which Jesus spoke it In Matthew 24, Jesus had left the temple and was walking with His disciples As they are walking, Jesus more

  • Growth Through God’s Word - The Parable Of The Growing Seed

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Sep 15, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Growth through God’s Word - The Parable of the Growing Seed. (Powerpoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email:

    • This parable is actually unique! • Its claim to fame is that only Mark in his gospel records this parable. • Matthew, Luke & John take no notice of over it. • And because it is short in content; • Just 4 verses; in the N.I.V. just 80 words. • Many a Christian has taken no notice of more

  • To Forgive Is Human Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 24, 2007

    Parables for Stewards, Pt. 2

    TO FORGIVE IS HUMAN (MATTHEW 18:21-35) Some officers during the Korean War rented a house for themselves and hired a Korean houseboy to work for them. He was a cheerful, happy soul, and they were young and had a lot of fun playing tricks on him. The officers would nail his shoes to the floor, more

  • Not Business As Usual Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 24, 2007

    Parables for Stewards, Pt. 5

    NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL (LUKE 16:1-12) I searched the web for what makes a good hire and what makes a bad hire to the following quotes: “A good hire is hard to find.” “Making a good hire is important, keeping a good hire is far more important.” The cost of making a good hire is high; the cost of more

  • Blessed Are The Hurting Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jun 26, 2005
    based on 30 ratings

    A look at the Beatitudes and how an understanding of the Kingdom of God, present and future, helps us to face the difficulties of life.

    Mary Lewis tells this story: “Alexander M. Sanders, Jr., is the Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals. When his daughter Zoe graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1992, he told this story that happened when she was just three years old. Sanders came home from work one more

  • The Parable Of The Ten Minas

    Contributed by Thomas H on Oct 15, 2003
    based on 181 ratings

    This sermon, in expounding Jesus’ Parable of the Ten Minas, challenges us to faithful stewardship with the things God has given us ( time, resources, abilities) - are we using these things for ourselves or for the benefit of His kingdom?

    The other day, while driving, I was listening to Family Radio. A sponsorship slot came on advertising a mortgage broker. This advertisement was advertising how if you refinanced your mortgage using their services, you’d be able to save thousands of dollars! That’s right, thousands of dollars! more

  • Blocking The Door To Heaven

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 64 ratings

    In religious leaders’ refusal to accept God’s way not only did they not go through the door but also blocked the door to heaven for others.

    In Matthew 23:13 Christ pronounced judgment upon the scribes and Pharisees when He said, "But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in." Christ condemned more

  • Second Thoughts About Jesus

    Contributed by Philip Gunther on Oct 1, 2001
    based on 213 ratings

    Many will follow Jesus half-way, but not the other half.

    The Parable Of The Fox, The Funeral And The Furrow “A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing and suffers nothing, is worth nothing.” (Martin Luther) A Different Breed America Under Attack – America At War – Siege On America – The Day That Shook America – The Day The U.S. more

  • The Child Or The Tare

    Contributed by Dick Webster on Jul 28, 2003
    based on 28 ratings

    God has allowed the tares to grow right next to the Christian, but we need Christians to stand for Jesus Christ and the Bible. Christians need to stop sleeping on the job!

    The Child and The Tare Matthew 13:24-33 Jesus speaks 2 parables simultaneously seeming to be the same (seeds) --BUT very different --1 speaking of the Word and 1 speaking of different people --We will concentrate on the second, which speaks of people and church In more

  • The Way Into The Kingdom Of Heaven

    Contributed by Paul George on Nov 15, 2003
    based on 18 ratings

    Israel expected the Messiah to appear in external pomp and power, not only to free the Jewish nation from the Roman yoke, but to make it have dominion over all its neighbors.

    The Way Into The Kingdom of Heaven Mark 1:15 Israel expected the Messiah to appear in external pomp and power, not only to free the Jewish nation from the Roman yoke, but to make it have dominion over all its neighbors, but Jesus tells them, in the prospect of that kingdom approaching, they must more

  • Citizenship Of The Kingdom Series

    Contributed by Phil Inglis on Feb 26, 2003
    based on 22 ratings

    The Kingdom of God promises blessings are available to us NOW! We are all able to affirm our citizenship of the kingdom of God and claim the promises of that Kingdom today.

    Today is Australia Day, today is the day that we celebrate our citizenship of this great country and also welcome new citizens into our fellowship. I don’t know whether you have seen this on the news but the Prime Minister, in an attempt to drum up nationalistic and patriotic sentiment has more

  • Pearl Of Great Price Series

    Contributed by Eric Carey-Holt on Feb 14, 2003
    based on 53 ratings

    IS THIS FOR YOU He had it all, at least on the surface. He had good business, a fine family, status in the community, he had everything it would appear, but not quite enough. Some men craved after gold or silver or jewels not this man those things were a

    PEARL OF GREAT PRICE—Matt 13:45-46 TEXT "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. INTRODUCTION In The Parable Of The Hidden Treasure, I suggested that Jesus was depicting more

  • The Curse Of The Barren Fig Tree

    Contributed by Joseph Wallis on Jan 28, 2002
    based on 179 ratings

    Sermon on the parable of our Lord on the barren fig tree.

    THE CURSE OF THE BARREN FIG TREE TEXT - Luke 13: 1-9 INTRO. - There is a message to everyone in this great parable of Jesus. God extends mercy and grace to all. He provides and meets needs. He loves and cares. But God has his limits. He looks to see what we will do with what he has given us. more

  • Kingdom Everywhere Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Mar 13, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Part 1 in series Kingdom Stories, the first in a series of four messages that examine Christ’s parables about the Kingdom of God.

    Kingdom Everywhere Kingdom Stories Wildwind Community Church David K. Flowers March 11, 2007 We begin a new series today that I have entitled Kingdom Stories. If you read the gospels, you will see that Jesus was constantly referring to the Kingdom of God, or – in Matthew – the Kingdom of more

  • Parable Of The Kingdom

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Jul 13, 2012
    based on 2 ratings

    What do the parables of the Kingdom mean? Is someone in my church a wheat or a weed? What does Yeast symbolize spiritually speaking? Learn about them from the sermon - Parable of the Kingdom

    Matthew 13:24 – 58 --- PARABLE OF THE KINGDOM ILLUSTRATION: Story of Zig Zeagur:He was encouraging a friend to go to church but his friend did not want to because he said, the church is full of hypocrites. Zig Zeagur said, “Well, that is okay. There is room for one more