Sermons on Parables

Sermons on Parables

Love thy neighbor: Hospitality (Lowertown St. Paul)

Luke 14:1-14 14 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from abnormal swelling of his body. 3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?” 4 But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him on his way. 5 Then he asked them, “If one…

Loving Thy Neighbor: Christian Tolerance (Lowertown St. Paul)

Luke 10:25-37 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” 28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and…

The Foundation for Loving Thy Neighbor (Downtown Minneapolis)

Luke 10:25-37 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” 28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and…

The Kingdom of God: Mustard Seed (Lowertown St. Paul)

Matthew 13:31-33 31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” 33 He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty…

The Kingdom of God: Good Ground (Lowertown St. Paul)

Matthew 13:1-123 The Parable of the Sower 13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it…

Canceling Debts and The Kingdom of Heaven (Downtown Minneapolis)

Nehemiah 5:1-3 5 Now the men and their wives raised a great outcry against their fellow Jews. 2 Some were saying, “We and our sons and daughters are numerous; in order for us to eat and stay alive, we must get grain.” 3 Others were saying, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our homes to get grain during the famine.” Download Message Slides Download Message Notes

Tenants, Temple, Taxes and Tragedy

Luke80.pptx Luke 20:9-26 9 He went on to tell the people this parable: äóìA man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. 10 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 11 He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away…

From Fear to Faith: Jesus Over Nature

Luke33notes.pdf Luke33.pptx Luke 8:22-25 22ŒæOne day Jesus said to his disciples, äóìLet us go over to the other side of the lake.äó So they got into a boat and set out. 23ŒæAs they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger. 24ŒæThe disciples went and woke him, saying, äóìMaster, Master, weäó»re going to drown!äó He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging…