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The Parable of the Talents

How can we be ready for God’s return, the day of final judgement and reckoning? This week’s parable describes what we should and should not do until Jesus returns.

Matthew 25:14-30

 

The Parable of the Wedding Feast

Join us this week as we learn about how God’s kingdom is like a wedding feast and what entering God’s kingdom involves.

Matthew 22:1-14

 

Who’s My Neighbor

Parables: Truths About God’s Kingdom

Who’s My Neighbor

Luke 10:25-37

Have you ever needed someone to stop for you? Has there ever been a time in your life when you needed someone to be merciful toward you? God calls us to be the type of people who give mercy to others. So, what is “Mercy”? Mercy is the sensitivity to see a need, and to act to meet it. Why can we be merciful?

  1. Mercy of the priest and the Levite
  2. The Mercy of the Samaritan

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

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