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Archive for Parables

The Healing Power of Forgiveness – Confession and Absolution – Sermon – June 13 2010

The Healing Power of Forgiveness,  Confession and Absolution – Sermon – June 13 2010

Do you know and are you sure of the forgiveness of your sins from God?  Are you taking your assurance of the forgiveness from God to help and inspire you to practice this same kind of grace with each other and especially with those who have really hurt you in your life?   What do we learn about forgiveness from the scripture?   Why is it so important for us?  Why is God everywhere in the scripture so zealously urging us to accept His forgiveness and to forgive each other? Do you know that when we forsake love – love of God and love of one another – we sin, and the result is that we hurt each other?

Listen for these questions and answers about “The Healing Power of Forgiveness,  Confession and Absolution”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 32,  1 Kings 8: 22-24, 27-32,  James 5: 13-20,  John 20: 19-23

Keywords: a Money lender had two debtors parable, the boy on the park bench and bee sting illustration, corrie ten boom – holland World War II, 2 Two, Nazi SS officer, prison camp German camp, sins nature and power is to divide, to separate, to injure, to break down and ultimately to destroy relationships between persons,

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To Know and Believe The Love of God – Sermon – August 22 2010

To Know and Believe The Love of God – Sermon – August 22 2010

We have it in our heads that we are loved by God, but do we have it in our hearts that He does?  Do you know that God loved you even before the world?  Or does that sound like a fairy tale or far-fetched to you?  What is God’s love like?  What is love?

Listen for these questions and answers about “To Know and Believe The Love of God”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 136: 1-9, 23-26,  Jeremiah 31: 13, 7-9,  Romans 5: 1-11,  John: 3: 13-21

Keywords: Beloved, identity in Christ, the Church, pilgrims, travelers, citizens of a better country , royal priests, jars of clay, sons of light, sons of the day, organized religion, institutionalized, who we are in Christ, dust , earth, powder, ashes, morter, rubbish , ground, clay, simon and garfunkel song I am a rock, the movie first knight Lancelot and King arthur conversation, Prodigal Son parable, money lender had two debtors parable,

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MP3 Player - To Know and Believe The Love of God - Sermon - August 22 2010

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The Parable of the Dishonest Manager – Sermon – December 04 2011

The Parable of the Dishonest Manager – Sermon – December 04 2011

Why did the Rich Man, commend some of the actions of his Dishonest and UnFaithful Servant ?   How does this parable teach us to respect the unexpected hour of the return of Jesus Christ?  The Sons of this Age, are said to be Wiser than the Sons of God , by Jesus, why does he say this?

Listen for these questions and answers about “The Parable of the Dishonest Manager”, below in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 37: 1-11,  2 Kings 5: 15-16,  19b-27,  Acts 8: 9-24,  Luke 16: 1-9

Keywords: Parable of the Unjust Steward, the Dishonest Manager, UnFaithful Servant, use your time wisely,  self preservation, stewardship definition also refers to the way time, talents, material possessions, or wealth are used or given for the service of God., use your time on earth wisely for God and Jesus, using time wisely, wasting time

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MP3 Player - The Parable of the Dishonest Manager - Sermon - December 04 2011

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The Unmerciful Servant – Sermon – December 11 2011

The Unmerciful Servant – Sermon – December 11 2011

Listen for these questions and answers about “The Unmerciful Servant”, below in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 65,  Nehemiah 9: 15-20,  2 Corinthians 2: 5-11, Matthew 18: 21-35

Keywords: the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant, forgiveness, seventy times seven Jesus said to Peter, forgiveness of transgressions,

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MP3 Player - The Unmerciful Servant - Sermon - December 11 2011

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The Humbled Guest – Sermon – December 18 2011

The Humbled Guest – Sermon – December 18 2011

What does it mean, when Christ shares this statement, “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted?”  Why is humility, one of the keys to being a Saint?  Why is Pride, the number one destruction of a Man in the eyes of God?

Listen for these questions and answers about “The Humbled Guest”, below in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 18: 18-33,  Ezekiel 21: 24-27,  1 Peter: 5: 1-6,  Luke 14: 7-11

Keywords: pride and arrogance, humility, humble and humbleness, seeking glory verses humility

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MP3 Player - The Humbled Guest - Sermon - December 18 2011

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Will You Use Your Time Wisely – Sermon – February 24 2013

Will You Use Your Time Wisely? – Sermon – February 24 2013

What is the meaning behind the parable of the unjust steward – dishonest manager?  Why did the Rich man commend his dishonest manager for his actions?  What what Jesus saying in this parable?  How does Jesus want us to be like this dishonest manager?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Will You Use Your Time Wisely?”, below in the 1-part Video or 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 90,   2 Kings 20: 1-7,   1 Corinthians 3: 5-15, Luke 16: 1-9

Keywords: act wisely with your time on earth, use all you have – money, your words, talents, gifts, your resources, your very breath, all that you have to glorify God, earning rewards in heaven, discipline, self control, shrewd, wisdom

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MP3 Player - Will You Use Your Time Wisely? - Sermon - February 24 2013

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Four Possible Responses to the Gospel on The Parable of the Sower – Sermon – March 03 2013

Source-www.eBibleTeacher.com-parable-of-sowerFour Possible Responses to the Gospel on The Parable of the Sower – Sermon – March 03 2013

The Parable of the Sower – Mark 4:1-9

Whenever the word of God is preached, there are going to be different responses to it.  When you hear Pastor preach to you the word of God – what is your response to it?  How does it affect you? Does it change your life?  Does it affect you none at all?  Does if affect you little?  Does it change you much?

The sower in this parable is Jesus or anyone who preaches Jesus’s word, the Word of God. The seed in this case is the word that is preached.  The word of God is like a seed.  The seed falls into four (4) different soils in the story.  Birds, rocks, thorns and fruit affect the seed.

Listen to the 2-Part Video Sermon below, or the 1-Part MP3 Audio (both are below, Videos then Audio) , to determine how your heart is affected, and what this Parable means to us, as taught by Jesus.

Scriptures used in the church bulletin:

Psalm 92: 5-9, 12-15,  Isaiah 5: 1-7,  Hebrews 6: 1-12,  Mark 4: 1-9

Keywords: the hard heart , a shallow heart is the rocky soil, thorns are a crowded heart,

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MP3 Player - Four Possible Responses to the Gospel on The Parable of the Sower - Sermon - March 03 2013

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The Parable of The Unworthy Servant – Palm Sunday – Sermon – March 24 2013

The Parable of The Unworthy Servant – Palm Sunday – Sermon – March 24 2013

Isn’t it Great, that God fulfills his word, by telling us 500 years ahead of time by the Prophet Zechariah, that Jesus would ride into Jerusalem on a Donkey, on a colt the foal of a donkey to be exact?    What does Jesus tell us in the Parable of the Unworthy Servant?  Does it have to do with our attitude as God’s Servants?  Why is this important for Jesus to teach us this – about humility?  Why does he speak so often about humiity in scripture?   Why is Pride so Dangerous?  What does it mean to be humble?

Listen for these questions and answers about “The Parable of The Unworthy Servant”, below in the 1-part Video or 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below the video.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Zechariah 9: 9-10,  Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29,  Isaiah 52: 10-15,  Philippians 2: 5-11,  John 12: 12-19

Keywords: parables, parable, Palm Sunday, prophecy by Zechariah, pride, self exaltation, humility, arrogance, sinful nature, haughty spirit, pride is the mother of all sins, self help books, self esteem, self promotion, pride leads to destruction, humility goes before honor,

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MP3 Player - The Parable of The Unworthy Servant - Sermon - March 24 2013

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If God Is Good Why Is There So Much Evil In The World-03-10-2013

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Why is it Important for us to have a Godly, Biblical Understanding About Evil? Why God allows evil in the World?

Evil in the World, is not of God but is Satan’s work.

Listen for these questions and answers about “If God Is Good Why Is There So Much Evil In The World?”, below in the 1-part Video or 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures listed below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Micah 7: 2-10, 2 Thessalonians 1: 3-12, Matthew 13: 24-30

Keywords:  the parable of the Wheat and the Tares, the field is the world, God is the farmer who owns that field, do not lose heart, do not lose courage, do not lose faith, do not lose zeal, suffering, evil in the world, why does God allow evil

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MP3 Player - If God Is Good Why Is There So Much Evil In The World - Sermon - March 10 2013

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Is God Still Angry With Me – Sermon – 03-13-2013

Is God Still Angry With Me? – Sermon – 03-13-2013

Does God have anger with us at times? Who can stand before it? Is God Loving, Anger, both? Is God provoked to anger, righteous indignation, by our sins and wickedness and unbelief? What hope do we have He is not angry with us when we consider OUR sins?  When you return to God, in repentance of sins, looking to Jesus, there is no more anger, no more wrath, only smiles and joy. Do you get this?  The Pharisees couldn’t get this or accept this.

Listen for these questions and answers about “Is God Still Angry With Me?”, below in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures listed below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Isaiah 12:1-6, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32

Keywords: indignation, wrath, jealous God, parable of the Prodigal Son, repentance, repenting, repent, forgiveness of sins, confession and absolution

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MP3 Player - Is God Still angry With Me? - Sermon - March 13, 2013

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