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  • The Tower Builder And The Warring King Series

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jul 28, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    We examine two parables that deal with discipleship and specifically the carefully weighing the cost of following Jesus. No matter where you are spiritually, Jesus calls us to seriously consider discipleship.

    The Parables of Jesus The Tower Builder and the Warring King Luke 14:28-32 July 26, 2009 This week we are going to turn to two parables that are about discipleship. It is a “Who from you…” parable. This refers to the phrase in verse 28 of Luke 14 that in the NIV says, “suppose one of you.” more

  • My Bff @ Midnight Series

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Aug 4, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    This parable is clearly about prayer but exactly what is Jesus teaching us about prayer. Because of interpretative translations, it may not be what you think.

    The Parables of Jesus My BFF @ Midnight Luke 11:1-13 August 2, 2009 This parable is clearly a parable about prayer. Luke has positioned it after Jesus teaches “The Lord’s Prayer,” and has included the saying about prayer that uses the “ask, seek, and knock,” which Matthew has as part of the more

  • The Parable Of The Unmerciful Servant Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Aug 28, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    The key to forgiveness is to stop focusing on what others have done to me and start focusing on what God has done for me.

    [To receive free, weekly sermons by email, please contact] TWO DEBTS There are three main characters in this parable: • The king represents GOD. • The servant represents US. • The fellow servant represents the people who WRONG us. A huge debt is forgiven; a more

  • The Wheat And The Weeds Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Sep 1, 2009
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    The Church is an imperfect organism. There are always going to be people within it who are opposed to Christ. OUr task is to teach people how to think Biblically and theologically; to continually be asking ourselves how the ideas we hear fit with God’s re

    It’s interesting that over the past few weeks and months there’s been a huge amount of interest in the economic crisis facing our world, but very little about the moral and ethical state of the world. Yet our state government is about to pass legislation that will allow women to terminate babies more

  • Getting To Know Jesus, #7 - Parables Series

    Contributed by Steven Buhr on Apr 9, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    Jesus used stories to illustrate the Kingdom of Heaven. We can learn from His stories, and learn to illustrate the Kingdom to others with stories from our walk with Jesus

    Stories; who likes stories? A good story is something you remember. Can anyone recall a story they were told as a child before they went to bed? How about some of the stories you were told around a campfire, out in the woods, with someone holding a flashlight under their chin….ooohhh scary! more

  • Dealing With Bull Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Oct 1, 2008
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    Relationships are central to our lives. Who we connect with determines our destiny, our peace, and whether we live a full life.

    “Bovine Basics” Pt. 2 – Dealing With Bull A. Review Two weeks ago I challenged you not to have a cow. You hopefully remember that out of the life of Jeroboam I taught you some bovine basics such as: 1. Not everyone will be happy about your call, destiny and purpose. People will have their more

  • We Are The Landowners Managers

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Oct 5, 2008
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    A sermon for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 22, series A

    21st Sunday after Pentecost [Pr. 22] October 5, 2008 “Series A” Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, through the power of your Holy Spirit, enable us to hear your Word with open hearts and minds, especially more

  • The Magnanaimous Provider

    Contributed by Lancelot Waldron on Oct 5, 2008
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    In the parable of the tenant the Lord shows that he is a provider of all our needs, a provider that makes us accountable , a provider that offers many chances to change and a Lord who provides an everlasting victory.

    The Parable of the tenant: The Magnanimous Provider Matt 21: 33-43; Mark 12:1-12 ; Luke 20:9-19 Intro: Introduction of the myself to the congregation , review Congregational , Rev. John , her husband’s funeral , many from congregational joined with your celebration of her ministry. more

  • Giving Up To Gain

    Contributed by Eyriche Cortez on Oct 15, 2008
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    We should value what God wants above all to the point of giving up everything to gain it.

    One time, Brother Jun was walking on the streets of Binondo. He then saw a ring on the sidewalk. But, it looked like an imitation jewelry. Nonetheless, he picked it up, brought it home and gave it to his wife, Sister Yvette. It remained in her jewelry box for about two years. Later on, she had it more

  • The Prodigal Son - Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Nov 5, 2008
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    So many believers fail to get ALL the teaching Jesus has to give us from this wonderful story of repentance, forgiveness and mercy.

    Sermon Brief Date Written: November 5, 2008 Date Preached: November 5, 2008 Where Preached: OPBC (Wed PM) Sermon Details: Sermon Series: A Study of the Parables Sermon Title: The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Part 2) The other brother! Sermon Text: Luke 15:25-32 (NKJV) 25 “Now his more

  • The Prodigal Son - Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Nov 5, 2008
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    This is a wonderful story of repentance, forgiveness, reconciliation and redemption

    Sermon Brief Date Written: November 5, 2008 Date Preached: October 29, 2008 Where Preached: OPBC (Wed PM) Sermon Details: Sermon Series: A Study of the Parables Sermon Title: The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Part 1) Sermon Text: Luke 15:11-24 (NKJV) 11 Then He said: “A certain man more

  • Mustard Seed And Yeast Series

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Sep 21, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    We come full circle with the parables of Jesus. As we close this series, we are reminded the God’s Kingdom work starts small and seemingly insignificant but through God’s work becomes greater than we can imagine.

    The Parables of Jesus The Mustard Seed and The Yeast Matthew 13:31-33 September 20, 2009 This week we will return to Matthew and look at two small parables that are connected together but give us two varying perspectives of the kingdom. These are the parables of the mustard seed and yeast. If more

  • The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Like ...

    Contributed by Peter Fisher on Nov 15, 2009
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    Parables of the Kingdom of Heaven - especially the yeast and the Mustard seed

    The Kingdom of Heaven is like ... Why Parables Why not just tell it like it is? Why do we always have to wrap everything up in stories? There are a number of possible reasons. The truth is often quite are to convey directly, but by reference to something else, some of the truth can be more

  • Mustard Seed Growth In Our Lives.

    Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Nov 12, 2011
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    The mustard plant grows from insignificance to the largest of garden plants quickly. What are we doing to grow in our right relationship with God and others. The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard plant growing.

    Mark: 4:30-32 The parable of the mustard seed. Read Mark 4:30-32 The kingdom of God, is like! Jesus in his wisdom gave all these explanations of what the kingdom of God was like, and he did it in parables by painting pictures with words. Now the people he was talking to knew what a more

  • The Mustard Seed Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Sep 1, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Sometimes we feel like we’re outnumbered by people who don’t believe in Jesus. There are times when we’re the only ones who want to do the right thing. But Jesus tells us that his kingdom may look small but in fact it will grow to be like a mighty tree th

    A Combined Children’s talk and sermon How big do you think God’s Kingdom is? As big as the Simpson desert or Kakadu? As big as this whole land of Australia? Jesus said the kingdom of heaven was like a mustard seed. Now I can’t show you a mustard seed but I did bring some other seeds with more