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  • Weed-Free Gardening-Guaranteed!

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Dec 8, 2001
    based on 181 ratings
     | 15,749 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

  • You Gotta Want It

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 31, 2000
    based on 157 ratings
     | 8,925 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 3, 2002
    based on 78 ratings
     | 4,208 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

  • The Unmerciful Servant

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on May 26, 2002
    based on 137 ratings
     | 13,384 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 26, 2002
    based on 73 ratings
     | 3,759 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

  • Peace With My Enemies Series

    Contributed by Eric Snyder on Apr 29, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 4,360 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

  • Parable Of The Tares - 2 Series

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Mar 2, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,589 views

    What is the source of Evil in the world? Jesus gives His answer in the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares

    Living Under Grace – 4 – Parable of the Tares - 2 Recently visiting my mother’s congregation • I was asked this question about the tsunami tragedy by an older member of the congregation • Do you think because of the high number of casualties in Ache that God had singled out the Moslems for ...read more

  • The Yeast Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Mar 3, 2005
    based on 26 ratings
     | 4,457 views

    Evil, symbolized by yeast, permeates our lives and our Churches: an unpopular interpretation of the parable.

    The Yeast Matthew 13:33 INTRO.: As a child, I watched my mother bake bread. She would mix the dough and the yeast and let it sit in a large basin until it rose. Then she would knead it some more and divide it into smaller pans for baking. My brother and I would come around often to see if it had ...read more

  • A Total Disregard For God

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jan 23, 2004
    based on 97 ratings
     | 10,529 views

    Christ used the kingdom parables to illustrate and teach spiritual truths. Each of these parables can be applied at times to several aspects of life and faith in the kingdom. In this parabale notice the total disregard for God.

    A TOTAL DISREGARD FOR GOD MATTHEW 22:1-14 Introduction: Christ used the kingdom parables to illustrate and teach spiritual truths. Each of these parables can be applied at times to several aspects of life and faith in the kingdom. As we consider the parable in our text, I want you to notice the ...read more

  • A Very Expensive Pearl

    Contributed by Glenn Branham on Apr 30, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 2,307 views

    Don’t let anything keep you out of heaven.

    GJ Branham Nashville A/G ???. ??, ???? "The Pearl of Great Price" (A Very Expensive Pearl) Mt. 13:45-46 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 ...read more

  • Passion Week Act Iii Teaching Series

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Feb 25, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,653 views

    This is about the parable of the two sons.

    Passion Week Act 3 Teaching Jesus spent a great deal of time his last week on earth teaching. In this time we have the Great Commandment, the sheep and the goats, the signs of the end of the age, and many other famous teachings of Jesus. Read Matthew 21:28-32. We have here a clear simple ...read more

  • The Greatest Commands Series

    Contributed by David Asch on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 5,127 views

    What is God’s most important command? In this message we will see what is most important to God. You will leave here today knowing what God’s top priority is and how you can do it. You will discover where to start, what comes first, what is most important

    THE GREATEST COMMANDS Mark 12:28-34 INTRO: My kids get frustrated sometimes trying to figure out which of my many commands take priority, which comes first. Ever been frustrated by a boss who gives multiple assignments, all of which are ‘top priority?’ Overwhelmed by all you hear in church? ...read more

  • Rejection

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 8, 2004
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,557 views

    Jesus’ parable about the rejection of the Savior

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: In 1858 the Illinois legislature—using an obscure statute—sent Stephen A. Douglas to the U.S. Senate instead of Abraham Lincoln, although Lincoln had won the popular vote. When a sympathetic friend asked Lincoln how he felt, he said, “Like the boy who stubbed his toe: ...read more

  • Pearl Of Great Price Series

    Contributed by Eric Carey-Holt on Feb 12, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 20,752 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Barren Fig Tree Series

    Contributed by Eric Carey-Holt on Feb 16, 2003
    based on 76 ratings
     | 15,991 views

    Jesus was responding to news about a calamity Luke 13:1-5. He was told of how Pilate (the Roman governor) had killed some Galileans (Jews from Galilee, the same region Jesus was from), and had anticipated the thinking of those who brought Him this news.

    THE BARREN FIG TREE—Luke 13:6-9 INTROUDUTION As we were making our way through the parables of Jesus as recorded in Matthew’s gospel, we noticed several that were directed toward the nation of Israel in particular. "The Two Sons", this speaks of the rejection of John the Baptist- Mt 21:28-32. ...read more