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  • The Parable Of The Ten Minas

    Contributed by Thomas H on Oct 15, 2003
    based on 181 ratings
     | 49,173 views

    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! ...read more

  • A Question About Compassion Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Jul 20, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,386 views

    Jesus asked several questions in the gospels, these probing questions were meant to help us discover many aspects about the Christian Faith, today we will look at a question regarding compassion as we look at the example of the good samaritan

    INTRODUCTION, At approximately 3:20 on the morning of March 13, 1964, twenty-eight-year-old Kitty Genovese was returning to her home in a nice middle-class area of Queens, NY. She parked her car in a nearby parking lot, turned-off the lights and started the walk to her second floor apartment some ...read more

  • Kingdom Come! Series

    Contributed by David Asch on Oct 14, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 1,904 views

    In this text we see Jesus begin to proclaim God’s good news. He tells us what this good news is, and what we are invited to do about it. Then we see what we can expect from this good news, as well as what not to focus on. It all begins with some bad news,

    Kingdom Come! Mark 1:14-39 INTRO: What’s the best news you have ever heard/could ever hear? Today, God has some really good news for you! PREV: Today we will see Jesus begin to proclaim God’s good news. He’ll tell us what this good news is, and we will see what we are invited to do ...read more

  • Avoiding Judgment Series

    Contributed by David Asch on Feb 18, 2005
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,552 views

    Once, while helping out at my son’s soccer practice, a kid responded to my instructions by saying, “you’re not the coach.” Don’t you hate it when you get that response? What do you do then? In this message we see Jesus receive that kind of response. And

    AVOIDING JUDGMENT Mark 11:27-12:12 INTRO: Once, while helping out at my son’s soccer practice, a kid responded to my instructions by saying, “you’re not the coach.” Don’t you hate it when you get that response? What do you do then? PREV: Today we will see Jesus receive that kind of ...read more

  • The Authority Of Christ

    Contributed by Steven W on Mar 17, 2005
    based on 51 ratings
     | 11,791 views

    What must we know about the Authority of Christ? How does the Authority of Christ apply to us? Is the Authority of Christ important to my Christian life? Find out and be inspired.

    The Authority of Christ Question: What must we know about the Authority of Christ? Question: How does the Authority of Christ apply to us? Question: Is the Authority of Christ important to my Christian life? These are some of the questions that we will attempt to answer from today’s ...read more

  • Parable Of The Net Series

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Jun 11, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 5,707 views

    Part of the series on the Parables of Jesus - Parable of the Net

    Parable of the Net – 7 When I was a kid growing up in North Queensland we had this holiday house on the beach at a place called Cardwell • We would spend most weekends up there playing on the beach, swimming, fishing, beach nut tree fights • The area had islands, rivers and mangrove swamps so it ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Hurting Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jun 26, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 4,353 views

    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 ...read more

  • God Doesn't Give Up Easily

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Oct 16, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 717 views

    We have to take seriously the judgment texts in the New Testament, but temper them with the parable of the fig tree. God goes to extraordinary lengths so that as many as possible can be saved. God says, "Give it one more year."

    God Doesn’t Give Up Easily October 16, 2005 Luke 13:6-9 Sam was a sad, small little boy and had lived a life that no one, especially someone so young, should have to endure. He had been the greatest joy his mother had known. She saw the sun rise and set in his eyes. But then, she had fallen ...read more

  • Second Thoughts About Jesus

    Contributed by Philip Gunther on Oct 1, 2001
    based on 213 ratings
     | 6,371 views

    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. ...read more

  • What Will Your Answer Be?

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 12, 2001
    based on 155 ratings
     | 9,995 views

    What is it that we all have that is exactly the same? How are we similar? There are a lot of areas where we are different. But how are we all the same? (Powerpoints available - #175)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Revised: 2011) (Powerpoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #175.) A. In Luke 19:11 27 Jesus tells a familiar parable, & for that reason I hesitate because when you ...read more

  • Weed-Free Gardening-Guaranteed!

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Dec 9, 2001
    based on 181 ratings
     | 14,050 views

    Every time we try to use worldy influence or power or scheming to get God’s work done we end up doing more damage to his kingdom than if we’d just let the weeds grow until harvest time.

    Most of you are way too familiar with the problem of weeds. Even those of you who live in Covenant Village where the weeds are generally taken care of by the grounds crew can remember when you were children and you had to pull the weeds in the garden. I must have spent every Saturday ...read more

  • New Wineskins Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Feb 10, 2002
    based on 198 ratings
     | 22,033 views

    Jesus told a story in Matthew 9 to teach us about the new things He wants to do in our lives.

    INTRODUCTION Sermonic Theme Opening Statement: There are many literary forms used in the Bible. There is poetry, proverb, legal document, dramatic narrative, hymn, sermon, theological treatise, personal letter, and apocalyptic vision. And sprinkled into all of these genres are figures of ...read more

  • Disciples Are Like Their Teacher ... They Forgive Series

    Contributed by Michael Mustian on Feb 13, 2002
    based on 22 ratings
     | 3,422 views

    This sermon is part of a series looking at four qualities of a disciple of Christ and focuses on forgiveness.

    Disciples Are Like Their Teacher … They Forgive Genesis 50:15-21; Matthew 18:25-35 I stumbled upon a copy of a letter that I had written back in college. It’s somewhat funny that I should find it now, because it tells of an event in my life that … well, I think I’ll just read it aloud to ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Investments Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Apr 15, 2003
    based on 51 ratings
     | 7,873 views

    The Parable of the Ten Minas.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 53 “The Parable of the Investments!” Luke 19:11-26 I believe that one of the great heroes of the faith in our day is Dr. Billy Graham. Although he is now in his 80’s and battling ...read more

  • Maxed Out Series

    Contributed by John Knight on Jul 18, 2003
    based on 13 ratings
     | 839 views

    The pain of forgiveness.

    Series: The Parables of Christ Topic: Maxed Out February 24, 2002 Matthew 18:21-35 Introduction: My experience of being robbed How we often respond to such experiences Fear, Anger, Bitterness, Seek Vengeance Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often shall my ...read more

  • The 7 Stages Of The Prodigal Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Oct 13, 2006
    based on 17 ratings
     | 13,371 views

    Do you have ever wonder whatt causes someone to walk away from God or how it could even happen to you? Learn the stages and how to get with God and even stop the Prodigal in his tracks.

    The 7 Stages of the Prodigal We can be a prodigal and not even know it. The young man in this parable "came to himself" when he was slopping with the pigs. But if we are aware of the stages we might come to ourselves much earlier and avoid some of the consequences of being estranged from God, ...read more

  • The Greatest In The Kingdom

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Dec 17, 2006
    based on 88 ratings
     | 11,220 views

    1- the humbled child 2- the welcomed child 3- the sinful child

    INTRO.- Greatness. Who is the greatest person in America? Obviously, that depends on your viewpoint and what you’re talking about. If you are looking at physical beauty many people will name someone in Hollywood. ILL.- Some say, for example, that George Clooney is the sexiest man in ...read more

  • The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Like

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jan 18, 2007
    based on 83 ratings
     | 10,996 views

    1- The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner 2- The kingdom of heaven is like men working 3- The kingdom of heaven is like getting paid

    INTRO.- The kingdom of heaven is a kingdom. It is a country, a domain, an empire. It is similar to our country and yet it is not similar. Heaven is not America and America is not heavenly! ILL.- When Edward Everett Hale was Chaplain of the Senate, someone asked him, “Do you pray for the ...read more

  • Parable Of The Pearl Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 24, 2007
    based on 95 ratings
     | 13,453 views

    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 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/Pearl.html 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 ...read more

  • Parable Of The Drag-Net Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 25, 2007
    based on 93 ratings
     | 13,867 views

    We live in the days of ’invitation’, but there is coming a day of ’separation’ as God examines all those pulled up in the net. Link included to entire series with formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Templates.

    Parable of the Drag-Net Matthew 13:47-50 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/DragNet.html Of all of Jesus’ parables He has now given to His disciples, I’m sure this is the one they could relate to the best because it uses an illustration from the fishing world, and most of these guys had ...read more

  • Glory Of The Story Series

    Contributed by Ryan Akers on Jul 13, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,331 views

    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 ...read more

  • Forgiven Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Mar 12, 2002
    based on 57 ratings
     | 4,539 views

    The parable of the two debtors in the context of Simon, the woman, and Jesus, yields four tributaries of thought which flow into the one great truth of forgiveness.

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: Just about every Saturday, a man especially given to neatness, went into his barbershop for a haircut. So this one Saturday he told his barber that he was going to Rome. The barber asked what airline he was going to take. The man responded "Delta" The barber ...read more

  • New Wine For New Wineskins

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Nov 10, 2005
    based on 47 ratings
     | 10,247 views

    My attempt to deal with the issue of the "newness" of Jesus compared to the "oldness" of the Law. If you think I missed it, let me know (really!).

    New Wine for New Wineskins Matthew 9:14-17 October 30, 2005 Introduction If there’s one thing that is inescapable when examining the life of Jesus, it’s that he was constantly challenging the status quo of the religious mindset of his day. He was pretty much fed up with it. He ...read more

  • You Gotta Want It

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 31, 2000
    based on 157 ratings
     | 7,417 views

    A look at the comparison of the Kingdom of God and a valuable pearl

    HE HAD IT ALL, AT LEAST ON THE SURFACE. A 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 ALL SO COLD AND INANIMATE, FORGED AND MOULDED DEEP INSIDE AN ...read more

  • Holy Water

    Contributed by Mike Dubose on Mar 4, 2002
    based on 78 ratings
     | 3,015 views

    Thirsty? How about a taste of Holy Water? One drink and you’ll never thirst again. Guaranteed for eternal life!

    Holy Water John 4: 1-15 March 3, 2002 Have you ever been working in the yard on a hot summer day and find yourself almost dying of thirst… I have… I’ll never forget the day I put down sod in my front yard… It must have been 90 plus degrees that day – I had bought 3 ...read more

  • Peace With My Enemies Series

    Contributed by Eric Snyder on May 1, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,497 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Unmerciful Servant

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on May 27, 2002
    based on 137 ratings
     | 10,007 views

    Those who appreciate the depth of sin that God has forgiven in them will forgive others as well.

    This morning, we continue our journey through the parables of Christ. Parables, as I’ve noted before, are short and simple. They don’t have complex plots, or dozens of characters, like a Russian novel. You don’t need a Ph.D. in theology or Hebrew literature to understand them. And yet, despite ...read more

  • Kingdom Business

    Contributed by Michael Stover on May 30, 2002
    based on 72 ratings
     | 1,931 views

    Kingdom Business is what we are to be about.

    Jesus said to seek first the kingdom of God. Everything else comes in second, and it comes in a far second. I. See the Reality of the Kingdom A. Tangible Evidence B. Walk by faith and not by sight II. Seek the Rule of the Kingdom A. ‘Kingdom’ means rule, authority B. Your heart is a ...read more

  • "Being A Follower Of Christ Is More Than A Career.”

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Sep 4, 2001
    based on 163 ratings
     | 6,865 views

    Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost September 9th, 2001 Luke 14: 25-33 Heavenly Father empower each of us to be a true follower of Christ by submitting all to his service. Amen. Title: “Being a follower of Christ is more than a career.”

    Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost September 9th, 2001 Luke 14: 25-33 Heavenly Father empower each of us to be a true follower of Christ by submitting all to his service. Amen. Title: “Being a follower of Christ is more than a career.” As Jesus continues his journey to Jerusalem he ...read more

  • "Genuine Faith”

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Oct 1, 2001
    based on 83 ratings
     | 7,349 views

    Year C. Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 7th, 2001 Luke 17: 5-10 Heavenly Father, thank you for genuine faith, which can accomplish what experience, reason, and probability would disallow. Amen. Title: “Genuine faith”

    Year C. Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 7th, 2001 Luke 17: 5-10 Heavenly Father, thank you for genuine faith, which can accomplish what experience, reason, and probability would disallow. Amen. Title: “Genuine faith” Jesus teaches about faith as a quality and the quality of a ...read more