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  • "Parables”

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Jul 12, 2002
    based on 80 ratings
     | 3,610 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
     | 3,417 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 Talents

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 23, 2004
    based on 155 ratings
     | 36,438 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

  • Parable Of The Weeds

    Contributed by Dean Shriver on Jun 1, 2006
    based on 77 ratings
     | 18,626 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

  • The Purpose Of Parables

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Sep 7, 2006
    based on 25 ratings
     | 5,875 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 Trees

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Feb 19, 2010
    based on 123 ratings
     | 17,959 views

    Here is the first parable in the Bible, and it is about America in these last days just as it was about Israel in those days. 3 steps in the decline of a nation. Link inc. to formatted text, audio/video, PowerPoint.

    Parable of the Trees Judges 9:8-15 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/ParableTrees.html Here is the first parable in the Bible, and it is about America in these last days. This passage shows us 3 steps in the decline of a nation. 1. The apostasy of an unthankful people. God had given Gideon ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Talents Series

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Sep 10, 2009
    based on 34 ratings
     | 23,421 views

    Often used as the basis for teaching stewardship principles (tithing, time, etc.), perhaps this parable is meant by Jesus to teach stewardship of something a little more important?

    The Parable of Jesus The Parable of the Talents Matthew 25:14-30 August 30, 2009 This week is the parable of the talents. We’ll be looking at Matthew’s parable of the talents specifically. Luke has a very similar version. However, the details have been changed (such as talents become minas) ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Net Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jul 2, 2011
    based on 34 ratings
     | 20,958 views

    Jesus gives 1) A vivid picture of judgment (Matthew 13:47–48), 2) A brief explanation of the principle of judgment (Matthew 13:49), and 3) A sobering warning about the peril of judgment (Matthew 13:50).

    Francis Chan’s new book, Erasing Hell, will be on the shelves from July 5 countering Rob Bell’s recent work, Love Wins. Bell acknowledges hell’s existence on earth but finds it difficult to believe that it is forever and that God can punish non-Christians for all eternity. Chan, on the other hand, ...read more

  • Parable Of The Sower

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Jul 25, 2012
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,939 views

    We may all be dirt, brought out of the dust of the ground, but we have a choice of what kind of dirt we are going to be -- Path dirt? Rocky dirt? Thorny dirt? or Good dirt? We are defined by the way we respond to the Word of God!

    A few observations from the passage: 1. All the different kinds of soil received the Word of God. This is a message about people who have received the Word. 2. A complete lack of fruitfulness from all, except one. Among the people in the church, there is no fruit, except in a small group of ...read more

  • Parable On Faithfullness

    Contributed by David Blizzard on Aug 23, 2001
    based on 46 ratings
     | 5,933 views

    Outline on Christ’s parable on faithfulness

    THE PARABLE ON FAITHFULNESS – LUKE 19:11-27 What if everyday your banker gave you $86,400 and told you at the end of each day you had to give him back all of the money you did not use or you would lose it? We have 86,400 seconds each day and every second that we do not use for the Lord we lose. ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Prodigal

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jul 3, 2002
    based on 29 ratings
     | 655 views

    an outline, useful for youth bible studies

    THE SETTING OF THE TELLING Who is Jesus talking to? (vs 1,2) What was the attitude of each group? THE SON AND HIS LEAVING What was he given? (vs 12) Where did he go? (vs 13) What did he do? (vs 13,14) THE SON AND HIS SUFFERING What was his folly? (vs 14) Where were his ...read more

  • Parable Of The Treasures

    Contributed by Alan Smith on Aug 9, 2002
    based on 568 ratings
     | 44,110 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 Sower Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 5, 2007
    based on 110 ratings
     | 25,727 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

  • Acted Parables

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Nov 2, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,773 views

    A Lord’s Supper Devotional.

    ACTED PARABLES Mark 9:33-37 John 13:3-5 INTRO: Actions speak louder than words. We=ve all heard that old but accurate saying. An old Chinese proverb reflects this idea: AI hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand.@ Old Testament leaders and prophets knew this ...read more

  • Parable Of The Leaven Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 11, 2007
    based on 108 ratings
     | 20,456 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