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  • The Invitation Of God Series

    Contributed by Aarron Ellerman on Jan 17, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    The parable of the wedding feast.

    Series: Stories from the Kingdom Text: Matthew 22:1-14 Title: “The Invitation of God” I. The Wedding Feast (1-2) • “A certain king which made a marriage (wedding feast) for his son.” o A royal wedding feast was truly a major event. o It was an honor to be invited and would have been more

  • Bad Tenants

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 12, 2008

    The Master provides, sends and punishes; the tenants rebel and are destroyed; what about us?

    Talk: The Bad Tenants Intro • Homicide, parricide, matricide, fratricide, suicide, genocide… • Deicide "I feel like a walking abomination. I feel like I am the closest thing to Lucifer on this planet, and I feel like that all the time. I feel that things that go wrong (in) my life are a more

  • Able Available & Actively Seeking God Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Nov 12, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    When Jesus comes around your life are you like Zacchaeus who couldn’t wait to see and experience Jesus - or are you like the third servant in Jesus’ parable who wants nothing to do with the family business?

    If you’ve ever been laid off and received unemployment insurance you know the saying "able, available, and actively seeking." It’s what you’ve got to do in order to continue receiving those benefits. You are able to work, you are available to accept work, and you are actively seeking to find more

  • The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Like

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

    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 more

  • The Pure In Heart Series

    Contributed by Adrian Warnock on Feb 17, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Who can trully be pure in heart? Only those who God purifies.

    The pure in heart Kingdom Attitudes a series on Mat 5 So far .progressive demands * See self as needy and desperate So far .progressive demands * See self as needy and desperate * Be gentle and not self seeking * amazed that God and man can think of him as well as they do and treat more

  • Parable Of The Pearl Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 24, 2007
    based on 95 ratings

    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 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 more

  • Parable Of The Drag-Net Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 25, 2007
    based on 94 ratings

    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 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 more

  • "The Gospel, A Two Edged Sword"

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 22, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    A sermon for the 4th Sunday after the epiphany

    4th Sunday after the Epiphany Luke 4:21-30 "The Gospel, A Two Edged Sword" 21 And he began to say to them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing." 22 And all spoke well of him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth; and they said, "Is more

  • Born Again

    Contributed by Joanna Beveridge on Jan 27, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    To be born again means trusting God enough to leave the safety of our old life

    “Very truly, I tell you, no-one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” Jesus always chose the words he used very carefully. To appreciate that this is true you only have to think about the stories he told to illustrate the message he was trying to get across. Think about more

  • The Greatest In The Kingdom

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

    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 more

  • Parable Of The Leaven Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 11, 2007
    based on 108 ratings

    This ’most misunderstood’ parable is one of the most telling ones for our generation today. The parallels are powerful to consider! Link included to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Template.

    Parable of the Leaven Matthew 13:33 Just one verse is all it takes tonite to have a big spiritual spread to feast upon. How many have ever made homemade bread? What do you put in the dough to make it rise? Yeast. And what is the Bible word for more

  • The Net Series

    Contributed by James Parker on Nov 16, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    A sermon explaining the parable of the net. The modern church is the net which drags in all types.

    The Parable of the net Matthew 13:47-50 "47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 49 So shall it be at more

  • Kingdom Of The Heart - Respect Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 5, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    This is sermon #2 of the Sermon on the Mount Series. (#1 was preached by Ronnie Morgan). In this section of Matt. 5 Jesus explains what the "good life" really is by contrasting it with anger, contempt, and malace which lead to murder. (with help from Dal

    The Sermon on the Mount #2 Kingdom of the Heart - Respect Matthew 5:17-26 CHCC: September 16, 2007 INTRODUCTION: What do you think most people want out of life? I’ve noticed that when you ask parents what they want for their kids, they usually say something like, “I don’t care what job more

  • Forgiveness: God's Way Series

    Contributed by Aarron Ellerman on Jan 11, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Understanding how forgiveness affects our relationship with God.

    Series: Stories from the Kingdom Text: Matthew 18:21-35 Title: “Forgiveness: God’s Way” • There are two things that we all have in common, no matter how old we are, where we grew up, or what we do for a living  we all need to be forgiven and to extend forgiveness. • I want to also more

  • The High Cost Of Discipleship Series

    Contributed by David Henderson on Nov 25, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    In this message we look at 5 snapshots/pictures of the church. These snapshots help the listener see the NT church as it is intended to be.

    “The High Cost of Discipleship” Luke 14:25-35 I think that one of the most deceptive things we see in our world today are ads that tell us one thing but when we look closer there is a lot they are not telling us. Ads for cars are notorious for this. You’ve seen them. They advertise a car at more