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  • "Parables”

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Jul 12, 2002
    based on 80 ratings
     | 3,678 views

    July 21, 2002 -- NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST -- Proper 11 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Color: Green Title: “Parables”

    July 21, 2002 -- NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST -- Proper 11 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Color: Green Title: “Parables” The Parable of Weeds among the Wheat 24 He put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25but while ...read more

  • Parables? Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Jan 9, 2017
     | 3,475 views

    why did jesus speak in parables?

    When a person reads a Bible passage, is it always immediately understood by them?? What do you think are reasons why some bible passages cannot be immediately understood?? Since the Bible was written by God the Holy Spirit and people are not God, there will be some difficulty in fully ...read more

  • Parable Of The Sower Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 5, 2007
    based on 110 ratings
     | 25,908 views

    75% in this parable didn’t truly get saved. Was the problem the Sower, the Seed, or the Soil? 25% did get saved, and we can see how! Link included to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Template.

    Parable of the Sower Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/Sower.html Sow what? The Word of God! Sow when? All the time! Sow where? Everywhere…but hopefully on good ground! This parable answers the question, “Why doesn’t everybody get saved?” As tremendous as salvation ...read more

  • Parable Of The Leaven Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 11, 2007
    based on 108 ratings
     | 20,594 views

    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 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/Leaven.html 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 ...read more

  • Parable Of The Pearl Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 24, 2007
    based on 95 ratings
     | 16,526 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 Weeds

    Contributed by Dale Miller on Apr 13, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,022 views

    THIS IS ANOTHER OF THE PARABLES OF JESUS.

    TieMUB 4-10-05 MATT. 13;24-30 24Jesus told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds ...read more

  • Parable Of Potential

    Contributed by Larry Thompson on Sep 24, 2005
    based on 102 ratings
     | 21,026 views

    There is absolutely ONE essential truth the local church must receive if the church is to fulfill her mission. Christians MUST use their gifts and talents in the body to build and glorify His Church. This message challenges the listener to act in obedienc

    Imagine Series: Part Two The Parable of Potential Matt. 25:14-25 - ©Dr. Larry L. Thompson (2005) Webster defines ‘potential’ as, “something that has the promise to develop and become real!” Today, I want you to imagine YOUR POTENTIAL your personal responsibility in serving in His church and ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Seed

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jul 3, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,986 views

    The distance been the ear and the heart is a mighty long one

    SMB 03-07-05 NR 10-07-05 Story: In the 19th Century (before radar was invented) ships avoided each other by looking out for beacons or lights on other ships. And they communicated with each other by flashing messages to each other by light in a sort of Morse code. One day a ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Virgins

    Contributed by Keith Butler on Aug 11, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,077 views

    The importance of the church being prepared for the return of Christ.

    THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS Matthew 25:1-13 Key Verse and Theme: “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.” (Matthew 25:13) 1. The parables are beginning to shift in meaning. A. Who are the characters? 1. The bridegroom is Christ. (Matthew 25:5 and ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Workers

    Contributed by Keith Butler on Aug 4, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 2,590 views

    A description of the kingdom of God. This parable teaches how fair and just God can be to all who call on Him.

    THE PARABLE OF THE WORKERS Matthew 20:1-16 Key Verse and Theme: “But he answered one of them, ‘Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you.’” (Matthew 20:13-14) 1. ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Wedding

    Contributed by Keith Butler on Aug 4, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,460 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 Weeds

    Contributed by Ron Hietsch on Jul 17, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,028 views

    We are the sons of the kingdom even though we at times act like the weeds. The reverse is also true. There are weeds that act like Christians but are really weeds

    July 17, 2005 Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43 9Th Sunday after Pentecost Series A The Parable of the Weeds Grace Mercy and Peace from God The Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ One of my favorite persons in the Bible is the Apostle Peter. I can easily identify with him. Artists ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Tares

    Contributed by William Mouser on Jul 18, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,830 views

    How does Jesus’ parable, which argues for leaving tares undisturbed, square with admonitions in the epistles to discipline errant members of the congregation?

    Matthew 13:24-30,36-43 As far as the parables of our Lord are concerned, the one before us in today’s gospel is certainly clear. Some of them are not so clear, even when our Lord interprets them for his disciples; and others are left in the gospel record uninterpreted. This one, however, is ...read more

  • The "Lost' Parables

    Contributed by Keith Butler on Aug 24, 2005
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,916 views

    Why did the Pharisees receive these parables from Jesus? Because they did not rejoice over the lost being found.

    THE “LOST” PARABLES Luke 15:1-32 Key Verse and Theme: “But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.” (Luke 15:32) 1. Who was Jesus addressing? A. The tax collectors and “sinners” were all gathering around to hear ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Talents

    Contributed by Keith Butler on Aug 18, 2005
    based on 27 ratings
     | 2,014 views

    What happens when we don’t put God’s "talents" to good use.

    THE PARABLE OF THE TALENTS Matthew 25:14-30 Key Verse and Theme: “And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 25:30) 1. What do the talents in the parable represent? A. The talents might represent money. B. ...read more