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  • Parable Of The Barren Fig Tree Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Mar 9, 2007
    based on 153 ratings
     | 32,721 views

    The interpretation is for the lost to repent while there is time...but Jesus makes much application to the saved to bear fruit, for that is why He left us here. Link included to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Template.

    Parable of the Barren Fig Tree Luke 13:6-9 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/BarrenFigTree.html I. THE PARABLE IN ITS ORIGINAL SETTING A. JESUS WAS RESPONDING TO NEWS ABOUT A CALAMITY - Lk 13:1-5 1. He was told of how Pilate (the Roman governor) had... a. Killed some ...read more

  • The Wicked Husbandmen Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 27, 2007
    based on 41 ratings
     | 5,698 views

    Even wives and ladies can be ’husbandmen’ [vinedressers] in the field in which we are planted. But what do we think of the ’boss’ and how do we treat His Son? Link included to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Template.

    The Wicked Husbandmen Matthew 21:33-41 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/WickedHusbandmen.html 1. The vineyard immediately brings to mind Israel - cf. Isa 5:1-7 2. The landowner who planted the vineyard is God 3. The wicked vinedressers [husbandmen] represent Israel’s leaders - cf. Mt ...read more

  • "We Are One With The Spirit"

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on May 14, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,805 views

    A sermon for the 7th Sunday of Easter Part of Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

    7th Sunday of Easter John 17: 20-26 "We are One with the Spirit" "I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe ...read more

  • The Kingdom Of Heaven - A Mixed Bag Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Oct 11, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,042 views

    The 4th in a series of messages from texts unique to Matthew’s gospel. This one deals with three parables Jesus told about the kingdom, each one showing the mixture of good and bad mixed together in the kingdom of heaven.

    Matthew’s Unique Message #4 The Kingdom of Heaven – A Mixed Bag Matthew 13:24-30; 47-51; 25:31-46 CHCC: July 29, 2007 INTRODUCTION: This summer I’ve been preaching sermons taken from the Gospel of Matthew. We’ve looked at several passages where Matthew gave information about the life ...read more

  • Rsvp Spiritual Attire Required Series

    Contributed by Keith Broyles on Oct 10, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,947 views

    God is planning a party that will last for eternity. You are invited. You have been sent an invitation but it says RSVP Spiritual Attire Required.

    Hugh Downs of 20/20 fame tells the story of attending a function in Washington with his wife. When the time came for them to return home they found that their flight had been cancelled due to bad weather. Downs called the front desk and learned that they could catch a train but it left in 45 ...read more

  • The Day God Ran Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 22, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,736 views

    Parables for Seekers, Pt. 5

    THE DAY GOD RAN (LUKE 15:11-32) I was not fond of popular but controversial Hong Kong actor and singer Leslie Cheung in his prime; I was a fan of Alan Tam! To me, Alan sings; Leslie whispers. Alan’s songs were melodious; Leslie’s were tuneless. Their loyal and fierce fans heckled each other’s idol ...read more

  • You Only Live Once Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 22, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 8,227 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Harvest At The End Of The Age Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 22, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,814 views

    Parables for Stewards, Pt. 1

    THE HARVEST AT THE END OF THE AGE (MATTHEW 13:24-43) One summer (2007), Pastor Michael, a Chinese missionary with our denomination, was on furlough from his work in Peru. He and his wife decided to visit Los Angeles area pastors to share about their work with coworkers and friends they often see ...read more

  • Good And Faithful Servants Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 22, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 4,521 views

    Parables for Stewards, Pt. 8 (Final)

    GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANTS (MATTHEW 25:13-30) Newsweek magazine published the results of an interview with respondents two years before the actual countdown to the new millennium began in earnest. People were asked this question: “If money were no object, how would you like to prepare for the ...read more

  • One Plus One Plus One Equals One

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on May 24, 2001
    based on 90 ratings
     | 4,544 views

    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 ...read more

  • A Kingdom Of Forgiveness

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jan 9, 2001
    based on 59 ratings
     | 1,124 views

    The true source of forgiveness is Jesus

    A Kingdom of Forgiveness Matthew 18.21-35 October 19, 1997 Morning Service Introduction I. King Louis XII of France: As a boy was mistreated, kept in chains, thrown in prison, after becoming king was encouraged to seek revenge, he prepared a scroll with his enemies names and placed a cross ...read more

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

    Contributed by Chua Lena on Oct 9, 2001
    based on 37 ratings
     | 10,373 views

    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 ...read more

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

    Contributed by Michael Mustian on Feb 13, 2002
    based on 22 ratings
     | 4,127 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

  • Weed-Free Gardening-Guaranteed!

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Dec 8, 2001
    based on 181 ratings
     | 14,853 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

  • Second Thoughts About Jesus

    Contributed by Philip Gunther on Oct 1, 2001
    based on 213 ratings
     | 7,010 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