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  • "Parables”

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Jul 14, 2002
    based on 80 ratings
     | 3,373 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 10, 2017
     | 3,257 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

  • The Parable Of The Pencil Series

    Contributed by Bubot Parago on May 9, 2006
    based on 47 ratings
     | 22,175 views

    An approach to why Jesus always speaks in Parables, its importance to us in this modern, highly technological world in comparison and in relation to the Pencil’s qualities.

    INTRODUCTION: Parable came from the Greek word parabole. It is an illustration of truth and making it clear by comparison with something that is already familiar with us and to the listeners as well. They impart instruction and rebuke without causing offense. Can you still remember when God told ...read more

  • Parable Of The Weeds

    Contributed by Dean Shriver on Jun 1, 2006
    based on 77 ratings
     | 18,180 views

    God is at work in the world today! That’s why hundreds of Russian school children were slaughtered by terrorists a few weeks ago. God is at work in the world today. That’s why a troubled 13-year old boy shot and killed his 16 year old brother this week

    September 19, 2004 PARABLE OF THE WEEDS Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43 God is at work in the world today! That’s why hundreds of Russian school children were slaughtered by terrorists a few weeks ago. God is at work in the world today. That’s why a troubled 13-year old boy shot and killed his 16 ...read more

  • Parable Of The Treasures

    Contributed by Alan Smith on Aug 12, 2002
    based on 568 ratings
     | 43,554 views

    The kingdom of God is like a treasure.

    Introduction: A number of years ago, there was a geologist by the name of Dr. Williamson who was doing some work in the country of Tanzania. One day, he found himself driving in a deserted area, slipping and sliding along a rain-soaked road. Suddenly his four-wheel drive vehicle sank up to ...read more

  • Parable Of The Talents

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 23, 2004
    based on 155 ratings
     | 35,516 views

    An examination of a parable that Jesus told of the talents. So often we do not use what God has given us for his glory. We must put to use our gifts

    Introduction: Martha Berry was a lady with a vision to help children. She began a school for poor children. She had no books, no building and no money. But she had a dream. She went to Henry Ford to ask for a donation. Mr. Ford reached into his pocket gave Martha Berry a dime. Most people would ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Investments Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Apr 15, 2003
    based on 51 ratings
     | 9,527 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

  • Parable Of The Pearl Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 24, 2007
    based on 95 ratings
     | 15,982 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 Sower Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 6, 2007
    based on 110 ratings
     | 25,165 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

  • The Purpose Of Parables

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Sep 9, 2006
    based on 25 ratings
     | 5,703 views

    Discussion of Jesus’ words about why He used parables in His teaching.

    The Purpose of Parables Matthew 13:10-17 August 27, 2006 Introduction Have you heard the parable about the three athletes? Three athletes are about to be executed. One is a short dark haired hockey player; one is a bald headed tennis player, and the third is a tall blond haired ...read more

  • Parable Of The Seed

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on May 2, 2002
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,674 views

    A children’s interactive talk on the Parable of the Seed

    Saxlingham 05-05-02 Luke 8: 4-15 The Parable of the Sower In today’s reading, Jesus used parable to teach with. 1. What is a parable? Question 1. Do you know what a parable is? Answer: It is the use of something well known – like seed growing in ...read more

  • A Baseball Parable

    Contributed by Sam Martin on Aug 15, 2002
    based on 51 ratings
     | 7,078 views

    Jesus often spoke in parables. He used common experiences such as fishing and farming in His parables to teach a valuable lesson. Baseball is a very common activity in our culture, so I would like to use it to illustrate the Christian life.

    Text: Mark 4:33-34 Introduction: Jesus often spoke in parables. He used common experiences such as fishing and farming in His parables to teach a valuable lesson. Baseball is a very common activity in our culture, so I would like to use it to illustrate the Christian life. I. First Base ...read more

  • The Way: In Parables Series

    Contributed by David Richardson on Mar 15, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,164 views

    The parables spoken by Jesus cross the centuries! And, whether you understand them or not, like a loaded gun they are aimed at every person that reads them.

    The Way: In Parables I. The Introduction Communication is very important, unless you live on a mountain all by yourself. But, even then, you will still talk to yourself as you go through the day. And, whether we talk to our friends, our children, our husbands, our wives, or ourselves we all use ...read more

  • Parable Heaven

    Contributed by Marianne Unger on Sep 10, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,058 views

    The Parables of the lost sheep and lost coin teach us the importance of every single individual to the Kingdom Of God.

    Luke 15:1-10 Parable Heaven Our gospel readings this morning, send me to parable heaven. Now you know, if you’ve been listening to my sermons, and I know you have, that I love parables and metaphors. Here we have 2 parables: -The Parable of the lost sheep. -The Parable of the lost ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Talents

    Contributed by William Mouser on Nov 29, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,649 views

    The parable of the talents reminds Christians that their stewardship of God’s provisions will be judged when Jesus returns to the earth.

    Psalm 90 Zephaniah 1:7,12-18 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10 Matthew 25:14-15,19-29 The Parable of the Talents Today is the next to the last Sunday in the liturgical calendar for the season we call Trinity. This season begins on Whitsunday or Trinity Sunday, and runs through Advent, which is two ...read more