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SERMONS & MEDIA ON PARABLES

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PARABLES SERMON OUTLINES

by Jerry Vines

This a one-verse story. It's marvelous how Jesus can take just one little statement and pack it with so much truth. There's so much in what Jesus tells us in this one verse of Scripture. We've been looking at the parables of the Lord Jesus in Matthew 13 for several weeks. These are called the mystery parables. There are seven of these parables which the Lord Jesus tells in succession, one after the other. In these parables...

by Adrian Rogers

And would you open your Bibles please to Mark chapter four. We've been preaching through the gospel of Mark. Mark chapter four. You have it. Look up here. I want to ask you a question. A Why is it that when the preacher preaches some people are saved and some people are not? Why is it that some believe the Bible and some don't? Why is it that some go on for God and bear fruit...

by James Merritt

I'm beginning a series of messages that I've always wanted to do on probably my favorite portions of Scripture in the Bible - the parables of Jesus. I'm entitling this series ''Virtual Reality - God's Favorite Stories.'' Did you know that 1/3 of all of the things that Jesus taught, He taught with parables? Someone has defined a parable as an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. That...

by Jeff Schreve

Well, if you have your Bible, please turn to Luke chapter 8. We're starting a new series today on the parables. We're going to look at probably six or eight parables. And, I've entitled this series, ''The Mysteries of the Kingdom.'' That's what Jesus said about the parables. He said to His disciples, because they were asking Him, ''Why do You teach them parables?'' He said, ''To you...

by J. Gerald Harris

This morning we're going to look at two parables, the parable of the hidden treasure and the parable of the pearl of great price. These parables are quite similar. In both cases you have a man who finds something of great value. And in both cases the man sells all that he has in order to purchase the thing of value. The treasure hidden...

by Clarence E. Macartney

This striking parable, or allegory, acted out by the prophet of the Lord, has by some been attributed to Jeremiah instead of Zechariah. The reason for this is that St. Matthew in his account of the betrayal and trial of Jesus says that the price paid to Judas by the chief priests, and the use of the blood money in purchasing the potter's field, was...

by Frank Damazio

The joy of finding something that has been lost is a remarkably great experience, whether it is something as small as a key or money or a credit card, or if it is something more emotional like finding a pet or something life-changing like finding a lost child, marriage, career or dream. Losing anything, great or small, is a real-life experience. What have you lost...

by Ernest Easley

Now as you're turning to Mark's gospel and the fourth chapter … have you ever wondered why it is that the same people can sit in the same worship experience and hear the same message, sing the same songs and yet one walks out changed while the other one just walks out? Why is it that going to worship helps some people and doesn't help other people? Well, that's...

by Jeff Strite

There's a story about a student from MIT who spent an entire summer going to the Harvard football field every day wearing a black and white striped shirt walking up and down the field for ten or fifteen minutes throwing birdseed and blowing a whistle. Then he would walk off the field. At the end of the summer, it came time for the first Harvard home football game. As the game was...

by Roger Thomas

Introduction: Luke 15 may well be the best-loved and least understood chapter in the entire Bible. This chapter is among many people's favorite sections of scripture. And for good reason! Luke 15 is a chapter of parables. It contains three parables, two of which are among Jesus most unforgettable stories. Who doesn't love the picture of a tender shepherd...

by Bob Wickizer

Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul. Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but Samuel grieved over Saul. And the LORD was sorry that he had made Saul king over Israel.The Lord said to Samuel, ''How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king...

by David Cook

Investing Your Life in the King's Service Elvis Presley is known as the "King of Rock-n-Roll." Perhaps there's been no greater music entertainer in the past 100 years that has used his talents to shake up the crowd, like Elvis. Thinking over the latter years of Elvis' life and his drug overdose, do you think he would do things differently...

by Marvin D. Patterson

As we approach Matthew 13, we see Jesus using a different kind of communication method - that of parables. If you will remember, Jesus and the disciples were accused of breaking the Sabbath Day by eating corn. And then Jesus told the Pharisees that he was the Lord of the Sabbath. Jesus said the Pharisees were...

by Jules Boquet

In Gideon's day groves of trees were considered idols. The olive tree, the fig tree, and the vine represent the areas of our lives touched by the Holy Spirit, that have been transformed to exalt the "Father as King." The bramble bush by contrast accepts the compromise to promote "self as king." If the "bramble-self" is allowed to be...

by Jim Henry

A pastor friend of mine said that a young lady came for counseling and sat down across from him. She was thirty years old, single and teary eyed. As she talked to him and shared her heart, it was evident that she saw that marriage had to be -he key to her happiness. Without marriage, all she could see was protracted loneliness. So, as he...

by Steve Jones

Montezuma was the emperor of the Aztec state from 1502 to 1520. The Aztecs were rich sophisticated and predatory. The empire included an estimated 5 million people. In 1519 a party of Spanish conquistadors coming from Cuba under the command of Hernando Cortes landed on the Mexican Gulf coast with 600 men, seventeen…

by Daniel Rodgers

When my wife and I drive down to the Delta, instead to taking Highway 5 and turning off at Highway 4 to Rio Vista, we enjoy taking the river route. It is a beautiful drive, with the river on one side and farmland on the other side. If you've ever driven that way, you will have noticed the many, huge fig trees along the roadside...

by Stuart Briscoe

The large crowd listening to Jesus represented the variety of soil in the story. This was a lesson on the importance of responding to the words He had to say: the seed of the Kingdom sown in their hearts. What Jesus taught was important because it had eternal significance. This was not a little story to tickle their ears or...

by Charles H. Spurgeon

by Brian Fletcher

A parable is a story, an illustration that is used to make a point. This particular parable is used by Jesus in the middle of his teaching on His second coming. He has come, as God in the flesh, Immanuel, He will die on the cross and be raised from the dead, He will ascend into heaven and sit on the right hand of God. But, at some...