Archive for August 2015

Hiding Money Under a Mattress

Posted in Paul by LifeSpringChurch on August 31st, 2015

This sermon comes from Matthew 25:14-30 and looks at the Parable of the Talents.  This parable sits within a larger section of Matthew and comprises a body of teaching from Jesus about the importance of preparation.

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Parables About Lost Things

Posted in forgiveness, Jesus, love by LifeSpringChurch on August 23rd, 2015

This sermon comes from Luke 15:1-7 and takes a look at the parables of the lost coin, lost sheep, and lost son.  These parables are Jesus' own characterization of the kind of care that he has for the lost and disenfranchised as compared to religious authorities who care more about their own power and privilege.

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You do the same thing.

Posted in Jesus, accountability, teaching, mind of Christ, generosity by LifeSpringChurch on August 16th, 2015

This sermon is taken from Luke 10:25-37 and is the story of the Good Samaritan.  The principle question of this parable is "who is my neighbor" and how should I treat him/her. This is the second in a 4-part series on the Parables of Jesus.

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Divine Reveresals

Posted in mercy, greed by LifeSpringChurch on August 16th, 2015

This sermon comes from Jesus' story about the Rich Man and Lazarus.  The sermon looks at the way that gates and doors often function to change or reverse our lives, as in the case of the Rich Man who passed through his gate to his rich lifestyle while ignoring poor Lazarus at his gate.  The man found to his dismay that the life of privilege actually was a portal into a life of suffering, while poor Lazarus went from suffering to life.  

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You never threw me a party!

Posted in Luke, Pharisees, Christ by LifeSpringChurch on August 2nd, 2015

Alan Culpepper said that calling the parable of Luke 15:11-32 "The Prodigal Son" prejudices the hearer to think that the main character is the younger son.  This sermon looks at the role of the father and the older son as well and invites the hearer to enter the parable in other ways.

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