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Scattering Seed

Posted in Jesus, parable by LifeSpringChurch on February 25th, 2018

This sermon is based on Jesus' parable about the sower and the seeds.  The parable is found in both Matthew and Mark, although the text is for this sermon is from Mark 4:1-12.  It takes a look at the role of wastefulness, external threats, and patience in the planting and care of seeds.



Posted in parable by LifeSpringChurch on August 8th, 2017

This sermon comes from Matthew 13 and all its agricultural metaphors.  The sermon begins with a look at Matthew's audience (the church at Antioch of Syria in 80-90 AD), and it looks at what possible questions may have arisen for those Christians and how these parables answered them.  It's a good reminder for the 21st century church.


Give An Account

Posted in Jesus, parable by LifeSpringChurch on March 27th, 2017

This sermon has a two-fold - to engage in a theological exercise and to determine the meaning of this parable for modern-day readers.  Is God the stern, unforgiving master in the story, or is the master incidental to the real message?


A Wedding and a Banquet

Posted in Jesus, parable by LifeSpringChurch on March 19th, 2017

David Lose calls this parable "an ugly parable" for good reason.  It has wedding invitees that turn down the king's invitation to his son's wedding banquet, violence, distruction of a city, and kicking a poor man out of the banquet who actually accepted the invitation.  The sermon explores what is going on in another one of Jesus' parables.  This one was addressed to the Jewish religious leaders who had rejected Jesus.


Lost Sheep

Posted in , Jesus, parable by LifeSpringChurch on March 13th, 2017

This sermon comes from Jesus' parable about a shepherd who leaves 99 sheep, safely pastured, to go find one lost sheep.  Listeners would have seen the believed the shepherd in the story to be foolish for putting the 99 at risk.  Whch helped drive home Jesus' major point about the importance of a single person in the mind of Christ. The sermon explores the way Jesus regarded the "little one."


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