A Parable About Forgiveness

Text: Matthew 18:23-35 Peter asked Jesus a question about forgiving his brother (Matthew 18:21-22). After answering, Jesus used a parable to explain the answer. We must forgive because we have been forgiven. There are several lessons to be learned from this parable. The King (v. 23) The kingdom of heaven is a spiritual kingdom (John […]

The Laborers in the Vineyard

Text: Matthew 20:1-16 Jesus often spoke in parables when He taught about the kingdom. In this parable, He explained the nature of His kingdom and the responsibility of its citizens. This lesson will examine six lessons we can learn from this parable. The Lord is Looking for Workers (v. 1) In the parable, the landowner […]

Lessons from the Prodigal Son

Text: Luke 15:11-32 Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son is one of His more well-known parables. There are several lessons we can learn from it – both from the prodigal son and his brother. This lesson examines a few of these lessons. Impatience The younger son demanded his share of the inheritance early (Luke 15:11-12) […]

The Parable of the Vineyard

Text: Isaiah 5:1-7 The Parable God planted a vineyard – located on a fertile hill (v. 1); removed its stones (v. 2); planted with the choicest vine (v. 2); built a tower & hewed out a wine vat (v. 2); expected good grapes, but it only produced worthless ones (v. 2) Judgment of the vineyard […]

The Lost

Text: Luke 15 The Lost Sheep (v. 3-7) The Lost Coin (v. 8-10) The Lost Son (v. 11-24) Our Attitude Toward the Lost (v. 25-32)

The Wedding Feast

Text: Matthew 22:1-14 Preparations Were Made (v. 4) The Invitation Was Sent (v. 3-4) Some Will Reject the Invitation (v. 3,5-6) Some Will Respond Improperly to the Invitation (v. 11-13)

The Pearl of Great Value

Text: Matthew 13:45-46 What is the Kingdom? – John 18:36; Matthew 16:18-19 The Importance of “Seeking” – Matthew 7:7; Hebrews 11:6 How Do we Know when we’ve Found It? Universally – those who are saved Locally – name, organization, worship, work The Value of the Kingdom – Acts 20:28 What We Need to Give Up […]