Bear Fruit or Die! (Luke 13:1-9)

Bear Fruit or Die! Scripture Text: Luke 13:1-9 Bear Fruit or Die! (MP3) Bear Fruit or Die! (Sermon Text) Introduction What happens if you find that something is not growing well in your garden? What if it is something that time after time you try to tend and nurture, but it just does not bear …

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The Path to True Righteousness (Luke 18:9-14)

The Path to True Righteousness Scripture Text: Luke 18:9-14 The Path to True Righteousness (MP3) The Path to True Righteousness (Sermon Text) Introduction So far in our look at the parables of Jesus, we have read stories about seed and dirt, wheat and weeds, and workers in a vineyard. Today’s parable is not about any …

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Laborers in God’s Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16)

Laborers in God’s Vineyard Scripture Text: Matthew 20:1-16 Laborers in God’s Vineyard (MP3) Laborers in God’s Vineyard (Sermon Text) Introduction This is Labor Day weekend. It is typically a time for families and friends to get together to enjoy food, fun and football. It is also a holiday that is observed to celebrate those who …

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The Wheat and the Weeds (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43)

The Wheat and the Weeds Scripture Text: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 The Wheat and the Weeds (MP3) The Wheat and the Weeds (Sermon Text) Introduction How do you respond to the presence of evil in the world? Do you sometime wonder where is God when bad things happen? We certainly cannot deny that evil exists. A …

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How Dirty Are You? (Mark 4:1-20)

How Dirty Are You? Scripture Text: Mark 4:1-20 What Are You Waiting For? (MP3) What Are You Waiting For? (Sermon Text) Introduction People love a good story. Watch children and adults perk up when someone says, “Let me tell you a story.” I am one who is often captivated by a well-told story, unfortunately I …

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