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A New Way to Be Human

Parables: Truths About God’s Kingdom

A New Way to Be Human

Luke 16:19-31

Have you even wanted to do the right thing, but hesitated, and never got the chance again? What will we do with the time we are given? What we do in this life will echo in eternity. God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

  1. The humanity of the Rich Man
  2. The humanity of Lazarus

The Pharisee & The Tax Collector

Do we see our situations in life as the result of our own doing? When we pray, do we look to God or do we focus on ourselves? This week we encounter two characters, who teach us about being justified and right with God.

Luke 18:9-14

Luke 19:1-10

Romans 1:16-17

 

Parables about Persistent Prayer

Today we learn about effective and persistent prayer.

Luke 11:5-13

Luke18:1-8

Harrow School Speech (by Winston Churchill)

 

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

Parables: Truths About God’s Kingdom

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

Matthew 18: 21-35, Genesis 4: 23-24

With this parable Jesus teaches about the reality of the debt of our sin and forgiveness. Grasping how much God has forgiven us allows us to have a forgiving heart toward others.

  • An Unforgiving Heart
  • A Forgiving Heart
  • What forgiveness really is
    • Forgiveness means: giving up the right to seek repayment from the one who harmed you.
    • Someone always pays, on every debt.

The Lost Sheep & The Lost Coin

Have you ever lost something valuable? What did you do to find what was lost?  What does God do to find what He lost?

Luke 15:1-10

The Mustard Seed & The Leaven

Listen to Steve talk about the gospel’s power to grow and the gospel’s power to transform.

Luke 13:18-21

The Tower Builder & The Warring King

Have you ever had to count the cost of something before committing to it? This week we learn from two parables that address this situation and what this means for the believer.

Luke 14:28-33

Parables of the Hidden Treasure & the Pearl of Great Price

What do you invest in? What have you sacrificed for the Kingdom of God? This week we learn about the value of the Kingdom of God through two parables.

Matthew 6:19-21

Matthew 13:44-46

 

Parable of the Weeds

Have you ever really identified with a character in a book or movie? Stories are powerful and can teach us about ourselves if we are willing to listen and learn. This week, we look at the Parable of the Weeds.

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43