Parables (Week 6): “Cancelled Debt”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Luke 7:36-50

Redemption Bible Church continues the sermon series entitled “Parable of Jesus.” Jesus used parables, simple stories people can relate to, as a way to illustrate a spiritual truth. Pastor Jason Mayhall teaches about Jesus’ story describing two types of people: 1) Those who keep control of their lives and don’t allow their faith to make them vulnerable and 2) those who give up control.

Parables (Week 5): “The Wedding Feast”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Matthew 22:1-14

Pastor Jason Mayhall teaches Redemption Bible Church about another “Parable of Jesus.” Jesus describes the opportunity to join the Kingdom of God as similar to being invited to a wedding, thrown by a king. However in this story, the king’s invitees have become consumed by trivial matters in their lives and refused to attend the wedding. They even became hostile when the king sent his servants to check on them. The king decides, instead, to invite everyone out in the public — an open invitation to a great celebration. We should see our role as being the same as the king’s servants; To spread the good word and encourage those around us.

Parables (Week 4): “The Mustard Seed”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Luke 13:18-21

Redemption Bible Church continues the sermon series entitled “Parables of Jesus,” led by Pastor Jason Mayhall. Jesus used parables, simple stories people can relate to, as a way to illustrate a spiritual truth. The parable of the mustard seed was told shortly after Jesus has healed a tormented woman of her illness. Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to a mustard seed, something that will grow from a very small start into something of incredible strength and power. It is not something that starts with a bang, but is characterized instead by its relentless growth. One could make a parallel here to how Jesus grew from a baby to the impact He and the faith He inspired have had now, over 2,000 years later. In a second parable, Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to the yeast that can transform dough into a much larger quantity. As the Spirit of God starts to rise in your life, it transforms you. From this experience, you can impact those around you, including the generations of people who are beyond you.

Parables (Week 3): “The Pearl of Great Price”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Matthew 13:44-46

Redemption Bible Church is led by Pastor Jason Mayhall in the sermon series entitled “Parables of Jesus.” Jesus used parables, simple stories people can relate to, as a way to illustrate a spiritual truth. In this parable, Jesus describes the Kingdom of Heaven and how being granted entrance to it is something that’s worth losing everything for. Jesus uses examples such as a merchant seeking a beautiful pearl and land containing buried treasure to describe other similar things that were seen as worth losing everything for. When we hear about the joy of the individuals who purchased the pearl and the land, it is evident that this is how we should think about the Kingdom of Heaven.

Parables (Week 2): “The Good Samaritan”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Luke 10:25-37

Pastor Jason Mayhall teaches at Redemption Bible Church. This week, we hear another story told by Jesus, The Good Samaritan, in the sermon series entitled “Parables of Jesus.” A parable is a story within a larger story, often centered on surprising behavior by one of the characters. This story centers on an individual who is challenged to show that he loves God, and expresses it by loving and caring for others the way we care for ourselves. Through this parable, we hear how we need to help meet the needs of our neighbor in the same way we meet our own needs.

Parables (Week 1): “Lost Sheep, Lost Coin, Lost Son”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Luke 15:1-32

Redemption Bible Church begins a new sermon series entitled “Parables of Jesus,” led by Pastor Jason Mayhall. We rejoice when something that was lost is found. Jesus told stories to teach about the Kingdom of God, and how God rejoices when one lost sinner turns to Him. Pastor Jason teaches how Jesus defines repentance as the acceptance of being found, and the reconciliation of relationships.

Swallowed by Grace (Week 4): “The Pouting Prophet”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Jonah 4:1-11

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads the conclusion of the sermon series entitled “Swallowed by Grace,” to Redemption Bible Church. Pastor Jason teaches about God’s character and mission in the world, specifically how one cannot commit more sin than God’s grace may forgive. This is something shown in the story of Jonah, by God’s actions toward the city of Nineveh. We hear Jonah’s reaction to God’s actions and how a Christian should measure themselves against God’s standard and repent for sins, rather than seeking our own empty desires. The video “I’m Christian, but I’m Not…” was used to make this point further.

Swallowed by Grace (Week 2): “The Praying Prophet”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Jonah 1:17-2:10

Redemption Bible Church follows the story of Jonah, in our current sermon series entitled “Swallowed by Grace,” led by Pastor Jason Mayhall. Jonah, having rejected God’s instructions, finds himself in dire straits until the Lord shows him grace. Jonah realizes he was saved in spite of what he chose to do, as God enabled Jonah to see his situation more clearly. Pastor Jason talks about how we all need an intervention, to be shown a better way, as sin separates us from the presence of God. God can graciously spare us, like He did Jonah, extending salvation to us even when we selfishly spurn him.

Swallowed by Grace (Week 1): “The Prodigal Prophet”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Jonah 1:1-16

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church in the first part of the story of Jonah. This is a new sermon series entitled “Swallowed by Grace.” Jonah was a prophet, famous for helping Israel at an earlier time in his life. At the beginning of this story, Jonah was asked to bring a message to the city Nineveh, part of the Assyrian empire. Initially, Jonah runs away from God’s request, taking passage on a ship traveling away from Assyria. Through this example, Pastor Jason talks about how the story of Jonah is really the story of all of us. We all may be running from God in one area of our lives, and we are encouraged to look at our lives and ask ourselves what might we be running from?

Misused Verses In The Bible (Week 10): “No More Than You Can Handle”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – 1 Corinthians 10:13

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church, concluding the “Misused Verses in the Bible” sermon series. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” We will all face temptation, and scripture indicates that God will not give us more than we can handle in this respect. Pastor Jason describes how people can sometimes become overconfident in their ability to avoid temptation, relying on their own strength rather than that which can be found in God.