Parables (Week 9): “Sowing Seeds”

Greg Huffer, Guest Speaker – Matthew 13:1-23

Redemption Bible Church concludes the sermon series entitled “Parables of Jesus,” led by Greg Huffer. In this parable, Jesus described His followers as farmers sowing seeds. We, as Christians, seek to spread the Gospel. There are four types of soil Jesus told us we can expect to encounter as we spread the word, three of which are a hindrance to receiving it. In spite of this, we must recognize that as the farmer does not know which seeds will take root, we do not know how the gospel is going to be received. We only know that the gospel must be spread and then have hope that it will take root and flourish.

Parables (Week 8): Home Church “The Tenants”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Matthew 21:33-46

 

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Parables (Week 7): “The Rich Man and Lazarus”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Luke 16:19-31

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads the teaching, at Redemption Bible Church, of the parable of Lazarus and the rich man found in Luke 16. This is part of the current sermon series entitled “Parable of Jesus,” simple stories people can relate to, as a way to illustrate a spiritual truth. In this story, Jesus compared how the rich man lived to how Lazarus lived. When the rich man found himself in Hell and was able to see Lazarus in Heaven, he asked for help but was refused by Abraham. Themes addressed include: Unless you believe in Hell, you will not understand the depth of God’s love. A person chooses Hell, it’s not something that is done to them. Morality and doing good acts alone is not enough to be granted admission to Heaven. We are all sinners.

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.