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  • Maxed Out Series

    Contributed by John Knight on Jul 16, 2003
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,540 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

  • You Are Hired! Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 32 ratings
     | 3,681 views

    Parables of Eternal Life, Part 6 of 9

    YOU ARE HIRED! (MT. 20:1-16) The economic crisis at the turn of the 21st century that hit the airline industry reflects the cost of doing business. United Airlines and Continental Airlines filed for bankruptcy, and American Airlines avoided bankruptcy after the union gave back $1.62 billion in ...read more

  • Too Little, Too Late Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 120 ratings
     | 10,334 views

    Parables of Eternal Life, Part 9 of 9

    TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE (MATT. 25:31-46) Shortly after the Pope had apologized to the nation of Israel for the treatment of Jews by the Catholic Church over the years, Ehud Barak, the leader of Israel, sent back a message to the College of Cardinals. The proposal was for a friendly game of golf to be ...read more

  • Second Thoughts About Jesus

    Contributed by Philip Gunther on Oct 1, 2001
    based on 213 ratings
     | 7,114 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

  • Weed-Free Gardening-Guaranteed!

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Dec 8, 2001
    based on 181 ratings
     | 14,913 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

  • Avoiding Judgment Series

    Contributed by David Asch on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 40 ratings
     | 4,197 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 Parable Of The Investments Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Apr 14, 2003
    based on 51 ratings
     | 10,073 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

  • The Greatest In The Kingdom

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Dec 17, 2006
    based on 88 ratings
     | 12,534 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

  • Parable Of The Pearl Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 24, 2007
    based on 95 ratings
     | 16,731 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 94 ratings
     | 17,194 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

  • The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Like

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jan 18, 2007
    based on 84 ratings
     | 12,517 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

  • Glory Of The Story Series

    Contributed by Ryan Akers on Jul 8, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,002 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

  • The 7 Stages Of The Prodigal Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Oct 12, 2006
    based on 17 ratings
     | 15,983 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 Parables Of The Mustard Seed And The Leaven Series

    Contributed by Warren Lamb on Jun 24, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 9,554 views

    Learning all of this stuff is just a bunch of stuff if it doesn’t do something to us, change something about us and enrich those around us. If we do not bear the kind of fruit that makes people more aware of Jesus Christ just because we’re around, then a

    The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Like… – Part 3 The Parables Of The Mustard Seed And The Leaven Matthew 13:31-35 Before we begin today, I would like once again to make sure that we are all clear about what a parable is and what the difference is between a parable and an allegory. Let’s go over our ...read more

  • Which Side Of The Door? Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Apr 23, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 4,592 views

    when God closes the door on the last day which side will you be left standing on?

    Luke 13.22-30 The story is told of a little Jimmy who came home from school and asked his parents the following question: “Where did I come from?” Mum looks at Dad, Dad looks at Mum – the ‘birds and the bees’ moment has suddenly arrived. Mum smiles and as she leaves the room she says ‘This is ...read more