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Parables

Parables

June 11, 2017 through September 3, 2017

A good story can communicate truth like few other things. Jesus was a master storyteller who used parables to explain truths about God and living in a way that honors Him. In this series, we'll learn from some of the parables of Jesus about the life that He invites us to live.
11 Jun 2017

The Sower and the Soils

Work the ground.

Jesus' parable about the sower illustrates four different types of soil - how's your soil?

Speaker: William Attaway
Scripture: Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 (ESV)
18 Jun 2017

The Great Banquet

Our decisions reflect our priorities.

Humility and generosity are hallmarks of Jesus followers.

Speaker: William Attaway
Scripture: Luke 14:12-24 (ESV)
25 Jun 2017

The Lost Coin and Son

See yourself the way God sees you.

Do you picture God like the father in this parable? One who loves, who forgives, who runs to the son? That's who He is.

Speaker: Dan Morgan
Scripture: Luke 15:8-24 (NIV)
2 Jul 2017

The Good Samaritan

What does love require of me?

Your love for God is demonstrated and authenticated by how you treat others.

Speaker: William Attaway
Scripture: Luke 10:25-37 (ESV)
9 Jul 2017

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

No person is too big a sinner to be saved.

The comparison trap ends in disaster.

Speaker: William Attaway
Scripture: Luke 18:9-14 (ESV)
16 Jul 2017

The Rich Man and Lazarus

It's time to go 2.0 and "get up off your gifts" to use them for the benefit of others.

Apathy yields fruitlessness.

Speaker: William Attaway
Scripture: Luke 16:19-31 (ESV)
23 Jul 2017

The Persistent Widow

Persistent prayer means persistent faith - to the end.

When we see no sign of what we're praying for, it's easy to get discouraged. But Jesus points us to a different way.

Speaker: William Attaway
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8 (ESV)
30 Jul 2017

The Rich Fool

Greed tries to re-make us in the image of what we own, which is empty and wholly unsatisfying. Worship of God leads us to freedom as those made in His image.

Greed creeps into our hearts and consumes us with what we can accumulate. It makes us a prisoner of the things we think we possess, but really take possession of us. Generosity and being rich toward God are the ways out of this trap.

Speaker: Mike Watson
Scripture: Luke 12:13-21 (ESV)
6 Aug 2017

The Parable of the Talents

Be grateful and faithful with what you are given.

What we do with what God gives us reveals our heart.

Speaker: William Attaway
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30 (ESV)
13 Aug 2017

Adoption

Look forward to your adoption in Christ so you can see the opportunities around you.

Speaker: Edwin Attaway
Scripture: Romans 8:18, 8;23 (ESV)
20 Aug 2017

The Wicked Tenants

Speaker: William Attaway
Scripture: Matthew 21:33-44 (ESV)
27 Aug 2017

The Shrewd Manager

Speaker: Steve Kane
Scripture: Luke 16:1-13 (ESV)
3 Sep 2017

The Hidden Treasure, Pearl, and Net

Are you willing to give up something valuable for something that's worth even more?

Speaker: William Attaway
Scripture: Matthew 13:44-52 (ESV)