We have begun a new message series focus on our vision to KNOW Jesus, GROW as His followers, and GO out as missionaries into the world. This week we explore what it means to KNOW Jesus. The reading for the week is Ephesians 3:14-21.
This weekend we conclude our summer sermon series on the Parables of Jesus. Our parable for Labor Day weekend is the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard. You can find this parable in Matthew 20:1-16.
We have been studying the Parables of Jesus. This week we look at the Parable of the Mustard Seed. This parable is found in Matthew 13:31-32. Sometimes the smallest things are the biggest things!
We are excited to share with you that we now have the ability to live stream our messages on Facebook. These videos will also be uploaded to YouTube each week and put on our website. So if you miss worship on a Sunday morning, you can always catch the live stream on our facebook page or watch it later on our YouTube page or this website.
This week we continued the series on the Parables of Jesus. The parable for the week was the Rich Man and Lazarus. This parable is found in Luke 16:19-31. It is a parable that encourages us to take seriously the reality of Hell. It is also an encouragement for us to open our eyes to the great need around us and to be filled with compassion. Finally, it is a reminder that God’s Word is given to us so that we may believe. Sometimes we look a miracle to see God, but all the while God is revealing himself to us through his Word.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son may be the most famous of all of Jesus’ parables. It is a story of grace. It is the story of God’s relationship with his people. It is the story of a loving God who wants nothing more than for his children to come home. It is also a reminder that our relationship with him is not one based upon our performance but on his love.
This week we continue our message series on the Parables of Jesus. This week’s parable is the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant found in Matthew 18:25-30. In this parable, we learn a lesson on forgiveness. We learn that we have been forgiven a tremendous debt because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. The forgiveness given to us empowers us to forgive others. While forgiveness is hard, it is necessary. It frees us from a prison of bitterness, anger, resentment, pride, and envy.
This week’s message is on the Parable of the Talents. In this parable, a Master entrusts his servants with uncommon wealth. He has the expectation that they would put the treasure to work and see a return. But one servant buries the treasure and receives the harsh rebuke of his master. This parable causes us to assess the blessings we have been given by God and consider how we use those blessings for the good of the kingdom
You can find this parable in Matthew 25:14-30.
We have been studying the Parables of Jesus at Good Shepherd. This week we look at the Parable of the Persistent Widow found in Luke 18:1-8. Jesus tells this parable to urge us to consistently and persistently to pray and not to lose heart.
It is a lesson on the grace of God. The story urges us to be bold in what we ask of God and to not give up praying. God is patient and wise. If a corrupt and cold-hearted judge would grant the widows request for justice, how much more will your righteous and compassionate Father God give you his gracious blessing.
This week we look at the Parable of the Wedding Banquet. The King calls those who are invited to the banquet to come. But they refuse his invitation. Instead, the King invites others who were not invited to come. The invitation is given to everyone who would receive the invitation. It is given even (especially) to those who are the least deserving of the invitation.
This parable is a picture for us of God’s grace. We do not receive an invitation into his kingdom because we deserve it. But once we receive that invitation we are called to treasure that invitation and to honor the one who gave it to us. We pray you are encouraged by this message.