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  • The Parable Of The Wedding

    Contributed by Keith Butler on Aug 5, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,332 views

    In discussing this parable, we will see it is more important to be clothed with Christ, than it is to be just a part of the banquet.

    THE PARABLE OF THE WEDDING Matthew 22:1-14 Key Verse and Theme: “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are invited, but few are chosen.” (Matthew 22:13-14) 1. The ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Unmerciful Servant

    Contributed by Keith Butler on Aug 5, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,518 views

    A look at forgiveness from our perspective, as well as from God’s perspective.

    THE PARABLE OF THE UNMERCIFUL SERVANT Matthew 18:21-35 Key Verse and Theme: “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’” (Matthew ...read more

  • Forgiveness Goes Right To The Heart Of The Gospel

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 11, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,221 views

    Why did Jesus think forgiveness is so important

    NR 11-09-05 Story: An atheist was sitting under a tree one day smugly thinking: "God, I know you don’t exist - but it you did - you must really be stupid. You created a huge oak tree to carry this little acorn and such a puny plant to carry a ...read more

  • The Invited

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Oct 5, 2005
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,879 views

    A sermon for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost Guests and the Wedding Feast

    21st Sunday after Pentecost Proper 23 Matthew 22: 1-14 "The Invited"   1* ¶ And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 2* "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a marriage feast for his son, 3* and sent his servants to call those who were invited to ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Hurting Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jun 26, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 5,249 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

  • The Great Treasure Hunt

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Jul 31, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 874 views

    The man in the parable of the Pearl of Great Price knew that it was a treasure beyond all treasures; that it had value beyond all earthly values.

    The Great Treasure Hunt Matthew 13:45-46 July 31, 2005 The September 6, 1999 issue of TIME Magazine contained an article about Extreme Sports. According to the TIME editors, members of Generation X have fewer real risks to face and therefore some feel the need to live out challenges through ...read more

  • A Change Will Do You Good

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Aug 30, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 3,700 views

    This talks about the need for change in the church. Jesus saves, but the church sure doesn’t. Can we change our lives without embracing heresy?

    Ecclesiastes 10:10 – A Change Will Do You Good (NOTE: Most of my thinking for this flows from Brian MacLaren’s book "A New Kind of Christian". Some of this was really quite hard to say. Use with caution.) Pastor Rodney Buchanan shares a thought with us: We used to sing a song ...read more

  • Got Fruit?

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Jul 14, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 2,046 views

    Parable of the fig tree

    Got Fruit??? Luke 13:6-9 January 23, 2005 Luke 13:6-9 (NLT) Then Jesus used this illustration: "A man planted a fig tree in his garden and came again and again to see if there was any fruit on it, but he was always disappointed. [7] Finally, he said to his gardener, ’I’ve waited three ...read more

  • Salt And Light

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Jul 14, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,084 views

    Being Salt and Light in your daily life.

    Salt And Light Matthew 5:13-16 February 20, 2005 Matthew 5:13 (NLT) "You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it useful again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. The Value of Salt  Salt gives ...read more

  • Take Your Seat

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Jul 14, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,669 views

    Putting humility into practice

    Take Your Seat Luke 14:7-11 May 29, 2005 Luke 14:7 (NLT) When Jesus noticed that all who had come to the dinner were trying to sit near the head of the table, he gave them this advice: Best Seat In The House  The quest for status  Being seen with the “in” ...read more

  • What Kind Of Sinner Are You

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Sep 21, 2005
    based on 42 ratings
     | 5,770 views

    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?" ...read more

  • Why Did Jesus Teach In Parables?

    Contributed by William Mouser on Jul 25, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,671 views

    By teaching in parables, Jesus simultaneously revealed truths to his disciples, and concealed truth about himself from those whose hardened hearts had already rejected it.

    Isaiah 6:1-10, Romans 11:1-11, Matt. 13:1-3, 10-16 Why Parables? In preparation for today’s homily, I went to Amazon on the internet and punched up all the titles they had with the word “parable� in them. I got about a thousand hits. Next, I requested a listing of all the titles they ...read more

  • Parable Of The Unforgiving Servant Series

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Jun 30, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,504 views

    Jesus extends grace to all with one exception. This parable explains what blocks "grace"

    Parable of the Unforgiving Servant • Matthew 18:21-35 (NRSV)21 Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” • Peter though he was being generous by suggesting seven times as the Pharisees taught to ...read more

  • Come To Me

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jun 30, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 2,471 views

    A sermon for the 7th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 9 Laying our burdens on Jesus

    7th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 9 Matthew 11:25-30 "Come to Me" 25 ¶ At that time Jesus declared, "I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; 26 yea, Father, for such was thy ...read more

  • Study Matthew 9/18-26

    Contributed by Créteur Fabien on Jul 5, 2005
    based on 2 ratings
     | 737 views

    ¶Matthieu RACONTE cette histoire beaucoup plus brièvement que les autres auteurs des évangiles. ¶Si nous voulons d’autres détails de lui nous devons le lire dans Marc 5/21-43 et dans Luc 8/40-56. ¶Là nous découvrons que le nom de cet homme était Jaïrus, e

    COMPLEMENT DETUDE MATTHIEU 9/18-19, 23-26 ¶Matthieu RACONTE cette histoire beaucoup plus brièvement que les autres auteurs des évangiles. ¶Si nous voulons d’autres détails de lui nous devons le lire dans Marc 5/21-43 et dans Luc 8/40-56. ¶Là nous découvrons que le nom de cet homme était Jaïrus, ...read more