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PARABLES

Revelation 2g (The Tares & Wheat)
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 21 April 2024
Synopsis: In Matthew 13 this 2nd church age corresponds to the Parable of The Wheat and the Tares. In the first parable (the Sower) only good seed is sown but it falls on different types of ground which.....
Parable of the talents
Sermon by Des Burrows on 18 June 2023
Synopsis: Are you investing your gifts and talents in the kingdom of God?
The parable of the ten virgins
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 15 March 2020
Synopsis: Jesus warned of signs that would lead up to his Second Coming, like the increase in false messiahs, wars, earthquakes and Christian persecution. He also predicted increased pestilences - and in the.....
The prodigal son
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 16 June 2019
Synopsis: The context leading up to the parable is yet another argument with the Pharisees and teachers of the law. On this occasion their complaint is that Jesus has no sense of propriety about what kind of.....
The evil eye and good eye
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 15 April 2018
Synopsis: Matt 6:22-23 The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light.....
The parable of the banquet
Sermon by Lindsey Parker on 4 October 2015
Synopsis: Luke 14:15 When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.” 16 Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing.....
The Parable of the TWO sons – Part 2
Sermon by Des Burrows on 22 September 2013
Synopsis: “What was he listening to that made him decide to do what he did?” And the key for us, Christians, is getting God’s word into our inner being. Because what we listen to enters the mind and give.....
The parable of the TWO sons
Sermon by Des Burrows on 15 September 2013
Synopsis: This parable is one of the best known stories that Jesus told. It is a story about coming home. - Of repentance and reformation. - Of return and forgiveness. - Of acceptance and restoration. - Of.....
The evil eye
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 22 November 2010
Synopsis: What does this passage mean? Matt 6:22-23 The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of.....
The Kingdom of God - Part 7C - Every nation, tribe, people and language
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 23 August 2009
Synopsis: We saw how the Church of the Laodiceans represents the 7th and last Church. However there is a flip side to the coin as well! This study looks at the 20th & 21st Century Church. (A) The Success.....
The kingdom of God - Part 2 - Persecution and heresy
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 28 October 2007
Synopsis: Jesus taught 7 consecutive parables in Matthew 13 about the kingdom. The parables, if understood, reveal the secrets of “the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 13:10-11). The 7 parables refer to 7 church.....
The kingdom of God - Part 1 - The good seed and the inevitability of persecution
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 7 October 2007
Synopsis: Jesus taught 7 consecutive parables in Matthew 13 about the kingdom. The parables, if understood, reveal the secrets of “the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 13:10-11). The 7 parables refer to 7 church.....
CH 12 - The parables - Part 3-5
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 21 February 2000
Synopsis: A look at the parables in the Gospels of Mark and Luke.
CH 12 - The parables - Part 1-2
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 14 February 2000
Synopsis: What was the purpose of Jesus’ parables: 1) To teach heavenly truths using earthly stories people could relate to. They understood stories about farming, fishing, commerce, kings and servants. 2).....
The kingdom of heaven - The parable of the talents
Sermon by Leston Blackburn on 28 February 1996
Synopsis: Matt 25:14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. 15 To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to.....
4 things lost, 3 things found
Sermon by Graham Sahling on 9 July 1995
Synopsis: In Luke 15 Jesus tells us about a lost sheep, a lost coin and a lost son. 1 out of 100 sheep is a 1% loss. 1 out of 10 coins is a 10% loss. 1 out of 2 sons is a 50% loss. The sheep, the coin.....