Parables

When asked why He spoke in parables, Christ replied, "To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening , even the understanding they have will be taken from them." In which category do we stand?

The Prodigal Son, Week One
June 11, 2017, Pastor Jim Brown

The parable of the Prodigal Son shows the heart of God towards people.  It has meaning for both the people of that day, as well as very clear principles in our current society and church.

The Unforgiving Servant, Week Two
June 18, 2017, Pastor Jim Brown

The parable of the Unforgiving Servant shows the heart of God wanting to forgive us.  But what happens when we have been hurt so badly that we struggle to forgive?  This message will help with Biblical principles on why God forgives us, and some steps on how we can forgive others.

The Talents, Week Three
June 25, 2017, Pastor Jim Brown

The parable of The Talents will help us see God’s belief in us, as well as our responsibility to be faithful to Him so that we can make a difference in others lives, and be fulfilled ourselves.

The Good Samaritan, Week Four
July 2, 2017, Pastor Jim Brown

The parable of The Good Samaritan is so well known that organizations are named after it.  But as followers of Christ, are we really acting on what Jesus’ teaching encourages us to do? This message breaks down some of the hindrances from living out the principles of this parable.

The Great Supper, Week Five
July 9, 2017, Pastor Jim Brown

The parable of The Great Supper shows us God’s love, and His concern and desire for all people to be saved.  It also outlines our role and opportunity to play a part in that plan.

The Wise and Foolish Virgins, Week Six
July 16, 2017, Pastor Jim Brown

The parable of The Great Supper shows us God’s love, and His concern and desire for all people to be saved.  It also outlines our role and opportunity to play a part in that plan.

The Two Sons, Week Seven
July 23, 2017, Pastor Jim Brown

This parable speaks clearly about having our actions and our words line up with what God’s Word says.  We’ll also see some of the benefits and joy that come from obeying God.

The Workers in the Vineyard, Week Eight
July 30, 2017, Pastor Jim Brown

The parable of The Workers in the Vineyard addresses many topics, like what is fair or just; why comparing our situation to others is damaging; jealousy; God’s faithfulness and more.

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Week Nine
August 6, 2017, Pastor Jim Brown

The parable of The Pharisee and the Tax Collector shows us many Biblical principles that will make our life more productive and enhance relationships in our life.

The Persistent Widow, Week Ten
August 13, 2017, Pastor Jim Brown

The parable of The Persistent Widow is a great picture of contrast between an unjust judge dealing with a widow, and our Heavenly Father (a just judge) helping His children (the bride of Christ).