Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Parable of the Pharisee & the Tax Collector

Part 3 of Stories that Changed the World
  • Be like the tax collector, not the Pharisee, and approach God in humble repentance.
  • Be like Jesus, who welcomed "sinners" like tax collectors.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Parable of the Sower

Part 2 of Stories that Changed the World

The parable of the sower presents four different ways people respond to God's word. What lessons are in the parable for us today? (1) Make sure your heart is like to good soil, and (2) share God's word with everyone.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Part 1 of Stories that Changed the World
  1. We are not to ask who our neighbor is; we are to be a neighbor.
  2. To be a neighbor is to show compassion.
  3. Even my enemy is my neighbor.

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New Series: Stories that Changed the World

One of the trademarks of Jesus' teaching was His use of parables. A parable could be defined as an earthly story that teaches a spiritual truth. This summer, we will examine several of the stories of Jesus (including favorites such as the Prodigal Son, the Sower, and the Good Samaritan) and discover some important lessons for our lives today.


The Fruit of the Spirit

Part 5 of Nooma: Discovering the Holy Spirit

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control" (Galatians 5:22-23).

The Holy Spirit wants to produce His fruit in our lives. But how is the fruit of the Spirit developed?

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