Foresight & Faithfulness (The Parable of the Shrewd Manager)

In the Parable of the Shrewd Manager Jesus draws a positive truth from a negative example and reminds us about the need for both foresight about the future and faithfulness in the present. This sermon illuminates this surprising and often misunderstood parable from Luke 16 and shows how we can use our money in the … Continue reading Foresight & Faithfulness (The Parable of the Shrewd Manager)

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Will You Be Ready? (The Parable of the Ten Virgins)

Jesus is coming back again - we need to let the fact that Jesus could come back at any time dramatically impact the way we live today. There will only be two kinds of people when Jesus returns to this earth: those who are ready and those who are not. This sermon unpacks the Parable … Continue reading Will You Be Ready? (The Parable of the Ten Virgins)

Room at the Table (The Parable of the Great Banquet)

The Parable of the Great Banquet shows us God’s amazing generosity in inviting us into His kingdom. But the invitation doesn’t just stop there - there is room at the table and God wants His house full, so we need to let others know that they are welcome, that they are invited to God’s great … Continue reading Room at the Table (The Parable of the Great Banquet)

Be Faithful With What You Have (The Parable of the Talents)

A key question for the disciple of Christ is not "how much have I been given?" but "what am I doing with what I've been given?". Life is a gift from God; what we do with it is our gift to Him - and ultimately we will give an account to Him for our faithfulness, … Continue reading Be Faithful With What You Have (The Parable of the Talents)

New Wine (The Parable of the Wineskins)

Jesus brings the promise of new wine, but our old lives won't be able to accommodate it; new wine and old wineskins just don't mix - new wine needs new wineskins. The great news is that God is in the business of renewal; He makes all things new. So if we're willing, if we change … Continue reading New Wine (The Parable of the Wineskins)

Cultivating Your Heart for a Spiritual Harvest (The Parable of the Four Soils)

The parable of the four soils reveals that the Word of God doesn't operate mechanically or inevitably. Two people can hear exactly the same message: one can have their life changed yet the other can remain unmoved. The ultimate reason for this is explained in this all-important parable; Jesus teaches us how the conditions of our … Continue reading Cultivating Your Heart for a Spiritual Harvest (The Parable of the Four Soils)

Hidden in Plain Sight (An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus)

This introductory sermon to our series on the parables of Jesus will help you discover some of the wonder and power of the parables. The paradox of the parables is that they can both reveal and conceal spiritual truth depending on the state of heart of the listener. As you learn what parables are and … Continue reading Hidden in Plain Sight (An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus)

The Invisible War

There is so much more to the world than what you physically see; this sermon brings insight about the unseen spiritual realm and shows Christians how to engage effectively, and overcome, in spiritual warfare. As you listen you will be encouraged that, though you may at times feel surrounded by hostile forces, when you look … Continue reading The Invisible War