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  • "Parables”

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Jul 12, 2002
    based on 80 ratings
     | 3,491 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
     | 3,345 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 "Lost' Parables

    Contributed by Keith Butler on Aug 24, 2005
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,846 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 Seed

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jul 3, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,940 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 Weeds

    Contributed by Ron Hietsch on Jul 17, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,958 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 Net Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jul 2, 2011
    based on 34 ratings
     | 20,816 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 Trees

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Feb 19, 2010
    based on 123 ratings
     | 17,792 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

  • Parable On Faithfullness

    Contributed by David Blizzard on Aug 23, 2001
    based on 46 ratings
     | 5,897 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

  • Parable Of The Sower

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Jul 25, 2012
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,835 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

  • The Parable Of The Prodigal

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jul 3, 2002
    based on 29 ratings
     | 635 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 Leaven Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 11, 2007
    based on 108 ratings
     | 20,285 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

  • Acted Parables

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Nov 2, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,725 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 Sower

    Contributed by Joseph Neil Adams on Jan 18, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,293 views

    Its not all about the soil - its about the sower too.

    Matthew 13:1-9 (The Message) Parables are stories Jesus told that tell us something about the Kingdom of God. They are though about concealing and not just revealing the truth. If you want to understand the message you have to be prepared to delve deeper than the simple story. But the ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Talents Series

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Sep 10, 2009
    based on 34 ratings
     | 23,315 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

  • Parable Of Potential

    Contributed by Larry Thompson on Sep 24, 2005
    based on 102 ratings
     | 20,757 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