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The Stories of Jesus

Sermon series on the Parables. Jesus told stories that were a life-giving call to action!

SERMON SERIES: Parables - The Stories of Jesus

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Week 1 - The Sower and the Seed (How Do You Hear?)

SERMON NOTES

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The SIMPLE stories we call parables aren’t so SIMPLE!

 

For believers, the parables are designed to be a LIFE-GIVING call to ACTION.

 

The Sower and the Seed

Seed = God’s Word

Soil = The hearts of people into which the seed is sown

Sower = Those who share the Gospel, who seek to reach the lost

 

Jesus isn’t giving WIGGLE-ROOM for how you get to heaven.

 

There are only two categories of people in the world… those who are CHRISTIANS and EVERYONE ELSE.

 

FRUIT is the only evidence of authentic, saving faith.

 

Success or failure doesn’t hinge on our SKILL as sowers.

It is the Holy Spirit who prepares the soil of people’s hearts.

 

2 Hooks for Today...

 When the Word is preached, how do you HEAR?

 Are you answering the call to THROW THE SEED?

Overview and background info about parables
February 2, 2020 - Mt. 4:19-20, 28:18-20

Week 2 - Wheat and Weeds-Yeast-Mustard Seed (The Power of the Kingdom of Heaven)

Rev. Matthew Campion is preaching today's message!

February 9, 2020 - Matthew 13:24-43

Week 3: Hidden Treasure/Pearl/Net (The Kingdom of Heaven: Priceless!)

SERMON NOTES

THE PARABLES OF THE HIDDEN TREASURE, PEARL AND NET!


  1. The Kingdom of Heaven is PRICELESS and LIFE-CHANGING.
  2. True disciples recognize that God's kingdom is so VALUABLE that it's worth SACRIFICING EVERYTHING to be a part of it.
  3. We can't BUY it, but only an absolute fool would be unwilling to surrender all to GAIN it.
  4. Commitment to Christ isn't an ADD-ON to our real PRIORITIES.
  5. The parable of the net reminds us HOW MUCH is at stake. And... it's a limited time OFFER.
  6. Who or what do I hold MORE DEAR than Jesus?


QUESTIONS TO PONDER:

How valuable is the Kingdom of God to me?

Am I willing to let go of every earthly treasure and submit my life to Jesus?

February 16, 2020 - Matthew 13:44-52

Week 4 - The Lost Parables of Luke 15

Rev. Matthew Campion is preaching today's message!

February 23, 2020 - Luke 15

Week 5 - Where Do You See Yourself?

March 1, 2020 - Luke 18:9-14

Week 6 - The Persistent Widow

March 8, 2020 - Luke 18:1-8