Parables

Parables

Series start date: October 13th, 2019

Matthew 13:34 says, “Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing.” The gospels contain many of these parables. For centuries, Christians have been trying to discover the deep truths of these parables. Some parables are explained by Jesus and we have no doubt regarding their meaning. Yet, several of Jesus parables continue to perplex us. While parables often seem really easy to interpret, many parables contain deep truths that are unearthed after deep study and reflection. In this series, we will look at some of Jesus’ parables and attempt to discover their rich lessons for our lives today.

Sermons in this series

  • The Great Banquet
    Parables

    The Great Banquet

    November 24th, 2019

    The kingdom of God is a party and we are all invited, so let's celebrate!

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  • Parable of the Talents
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    Parable of the Talents

    November 17th, 2019

    Don't waste the talents God has given you (they're God's talents, you know).

    Maybe there's more here about rich exploitation of the poor than what we care to see or believe. Let's take a closer look.

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  • The Sower and The Weeds
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    The Sower and The Weeds

    November 10th, 2019

    In both of these stories the hearer is told to give up control of the things God does and to be proactive in what they can do. In other words, rather than trying to figure out the soil just scatter seed. But maybe more importantly, be good soil.

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  • The Pharisee and Tax Collector
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    The Pharisee and Tax Collector

    November 3rd, 2019

    Two men went up to the temple to pray...

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  • The Prodigal
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    The Prodigal

    October 27th, 2019

    Are we so focused on our own goodness that we miss out on the goodness of God?

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  • The Good Samaritan
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    The Good Samaritan

    October 20th, 2019

    To a Jewish person in the first century, a Samaritan was anything but "good". The Jews hated the Samaritans and the Samaritans hated the Jews. 

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  • Laborers in the Vineyard
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    Laborers in the Vineyard

    October 13th, 2019

    To many in the day of Jesus, his teachings regarding the Kingdom of God were unfair. Some categorized his teachings as backwards and upside down. It seemed like Jesus' teachings always favored the small, the weak, and the underdog. Those who wanted to be powerful, in first place or the greatest, just didn't get what Jesus was talking about. This is one of those parables that makes people complain "this is backwards" or this is "unfair".

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