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Lessons From The Parables - The Most Dangerous People In The Church


[Sunday, August 9, 2015] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Matthew 13:24-43 (ESV)

The Parable of the Weeds
24 He put another parable before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. 27 And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, 'Master, did you not sow good seed in your fi...

Lessons From The Parables - The Treasure Is You


[Sunday, July 26, 2015] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Matthew 13:44-46 (ESV)

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure
44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

The Parable of the Pearl of Great Value
45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.


Lessons From The Parables - The Prayer God Won't Answer


[Sunday, July 5, 2015] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Luke 18:9-14 (ESV)

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give t...

Lessons From The Parables - The Unnerving Silence Of God


[Sunday, June 28, 2015] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Luke 18:1-8 (ESV)

The Parable of the Persistent Widow
18 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 2 He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.' 4 For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5 yet beca...

Lessons From The Parables - Like A Good Neighbor


[Sunday, June 21, 2015] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Luke 10:25-37 (ESV)

The Parable of the Good Samaritan
25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"26 He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How do you read it?" 27 And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself." 28 And he said to him, "You have answered corr...

Lessons From The Parables - Shrewd Servant


[Sunday, June 14, 2015] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Luke 16:1-13 (ESV)

The Parable of the Dishonest Manager
He also said to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2 And he called him and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.' 3 And the manager said to himself, 'What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am ...

Lessons From The Parables - God's Love And Liberating Grace


[Sunday, June 7, 2015] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Luke 15:11-32 (ESV)

The Parable of the Prodigal Son
11 And he said, "There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.' And he divided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine ar...

Lessons From The Parables - Leave A Light On


[Sunday, May 24, 2015] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Luke 12:35-48 (ESV)

You Must Be Ready
35 "Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes i...

Lessons From The Parables - Taking Care Of Business


[Sunday, May 17, 2015] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Luke 12:13-21 (ESV)

The Parable of the Rich Fool
13 Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me." 14 But he said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?" 15 And he said to them, "Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." 16 And he told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17 an...