Spiritual Stories

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Helping Those Who Cannot Help You

Luke 14:12-14
Blessing comes from blessing those who cannot bless you. Many people give something so they can get something. If we are going to be like Jesus, we must give selflessly.
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Here, You Take My Seat…

Luke 14:7-11
Prideful people always prioritize their interests. We cannot hide these self-serving desires from our all-knowing God. Is pride the driving force behind all your decisions?
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Give It One More Year

Luke 13:6-9
God's people are to bear fruit. His Spirit produces characteristics that are reflective of Christ. What if God only permitted you one more year to be fruitful for His name's sake?
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Yes, I’m Talking to You

Luke 12:41-48
Jesus has left behind everything that His followers need in His absence. Sadly, many of His servants have begun living for themselves. As you listen to today’s episode, consider the need of your own heart.
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Two Stories – One Truth

Luke 12:35-40
When Jesus comes again, He’ll be returning as a Master and a Thief. Depending on your relationship with Him, His return will be either incredible or terrible. Are you ready?
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Don’t Be a Fool!

Luke 12:16-21
Don’t waste your life merely trying to obtain wealth on earth. Spiritually in Christ, we are rich beyond measure. However, we are quick to live foolishly, with no regard for God and His blessings.
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A Parable about Prayer

Luke 11:5-13
The Lord allows need in our life to acquaint us with the necessity of Him. Our Heavenly Father is ready to hear and answer our prayers abundantly. Keep on your eyes on Jesus and continue praying!
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A Good Neighbor

Luke 10:25-37
The parable of the Good Samaritan is not just a story about being nice. Christ gives this illustration to reveal His divine love. In a world of harshness and hatefulness, only Jesus' lovingkindness satisfies.
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My Good Shepherd

John 10:1-16
In John 10, Christ reveals Himself as the Good Shepherd. While there are others in opposition to Him outside of the sheepfold, Jesus gives incomparable protection and provision. Are you one of His sheep?
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Forgiven and Forgiving

Matthew 18:21-34
Forgiven people forgive people. This parable of the unforgiving servant reminds us that many people rejoice in received forgiveness yet fail to relay forgiveness themselves. You cannot be Christlike and fail to forgive others.
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Do You Understand?

Matthew 13:51-53
God has graciously given us the treasure of His truth. This is the greatest stewardship we have! Are you relaying that which you are receiving?
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Let’s Go Fishing

Matthew 13:47-50
Toward the end of Matthew 13, Christ likens the world to a sea. Within this sea are people who will either receive or reject Jesus. The Lord has given believers the holy responsibility of casting the gospel net.
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One Pearl

Matthew 13:45-46
Today, we come to the parable concerning the pearl of great price. While in the last study we noticed Christ's plan for Israel, this episode highlights Jesus' passion for and purchase of His church.
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God Is Not Finished with Israel!

Matthew 13:44
God’s chosen people of Israel have always experienced satanic opposition. Although He’s set them aside, the Lord still has a plan and purpose for His peculiar treasure. Join us as we study the parable of hidden treasure!
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The Power of Parables

Matthew 13:34-35
Did you know Christ gives an explanation for using parables? The purpose of the parables was to reveal truth to those who are open, to help us see what He is saying. Only those who are near to Jesus have true understanding of His truth.
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A Little Leaven

Matthew 13:33
Throughout Scripture, leaven symbolizes sin. In today's parable, Christ teaches that evil infiltrates then permeates. While it can be hard for us to identify this little leaven, God can easily identify it and inform His people for purity's sake.
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Unhealthy Growth

Matthew 13:31-32
All growth is not healthy. Bigger does not mean better. As Christ illustrates this truth by the grain of a mustard seed, He reminds us that not all the growth of Christendom is good and godly.
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Can You Explain?

Matthew 13:36-43
God is not the author of confusion. When you read the Bible, the Lord desires to clarify His truth to you. Do not be afraid of asking the Author questions about His Word. Even the disciples asked Christ to explain one of His parables regarding the sewer and the seed!
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The Enemy Is Always at Work!

Matthew 13:24-30
Although many of the parables stand independently, some of them are dependent upon one another. Today's parable continues along the theme of the sower and the seed. As we are introduced to counterfeit fruit, Christ encourages believers to leave God's work to Him and continue in our work.
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The Miracle of Growth

Mark 4:26-29
How miraculous is the truth that we get to labor together with God! We have our part, and God has His part. While Christians plant the seed of His Word, only the Lord can give the increase. Keep working, waiting, and believing that God will do what He's promised!
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Let There Be Light!

Mark 4:21-23
Always remember that the Creator of the Old Testament is the Christ of the New Testament. The same God Who said, "Let there be light," has commanded Christians to shine as candles in this dark world. Are you burning and shining for the Lord today?
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Christ’s Most Important Story

Mark 4:13-20
Today's parable takes precedence over all the other parables! If you fail to obey this parable, you will never obey the others. As you listen to this episode, ask the Lord to search and cleanse your heart.
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Good Ground for God

Matthew 13:3-8
The spiritual soil of your soul matters! God longs for our hearts to be good ground for the seed of His Word to grow. Determine today to be teachable, wide open to receive His Word.
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Don’t Miss Jesus!

Matthew 12:43-45
Christianity is not simply about getting all the bad things out. Through faith in Christ, God longs to move in to our lives, bringing in all things that pertain to life and godliness and casting out all things that do not look like the lovely Son of God. Only Jesus is enough!
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Stronger Than the Strong Man

Matthew 12:24-29
The kingdom of God is always a stark contrast from the kingdom of Satan. The former focuses on life and light, while the latter focuses on death and darkness. Every day, Christians should depend on the King of God's kingdom, our omnipotent Lord Jesus Christ.
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Great Forgiveness = Great Love

Luke 7:41-50
The heart of Jesus is a heart for all sinners. At the same time, God sees our hearts. Regardless if we are worldly or religious, we do not deserve the forgiveness of our sins. Our response to the great forgiveness from the Lord should be great love.
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Wise and Foolish Children

Luke 7:31-35
Our God of truth has done everything possible to get us the truth. The fact that we have the preserved Word of God today is a miracle! The key, however, to knowing this truth is having an attitude of openness toward the Lord.
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What Will You DO with the Sermon?

Luke 6:47-49
Storms are inevitable in life. The question is will you be able to withstand these storms? Your stance directly depends on your foundation. If you want a good foundation for your life, you must have a good foundation for your eternity.
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Ditches, Splinters, and Beams

Luke 6:39-4
You cannot help others with the sin in their lives while you have sin in your life. You cannot teach others what you have not learned; neither can you spiritually help others when you are being hindered by sin. Find cleansing today by confessing your hypocrisy to the Lord.
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When the Old Becomes New

Matthew 9:16-17
Jesus did not come to make what was old better. He came to make the old new! Only our Creator can do such a thing. You can be a new creature in Christ today by coming to Him in simple faith.
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It’s Time to Fast

Matthew 9:14-15
When was the last time you fasted? Fasting is connected to seeking God. While we wait on the return of Christ, we ought to humble our souls before God and concentrate wholly upon Him. The discipline of fasting leads to the joy of fasting.
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Do You Really Want the Truth?

Luke 4:23-27
The God of truth wants to be known, yet He is only willing to work in those who are wide open to Him. In this often overlooked parable, Jesus sets the tone for all of His proceeding stories. As we study the Word today, ask God to reveal your own purpose for receiving His truth.
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More Than Just a Story

Mark 4:33-34
Today, we begin a new series on the parables of Jesus. As the Master Teacher, Christ illustrated eternal truth through these spiritual stories. These inspired stories, however, must be interpreted and applied very carefully.

Helping Those Who Cannot Help You

Luke 14:12-14
Blessing comes from blessing those who cannot bless you. Many people give something so they can get something. If we are going to be like Jesus, we must give selflessly.

Here, You Take My Seat…

Luke 14:7-11
Prideful people always prioritize their interests. We cannot hide these self-serving desires from our all-knowing God. Is pride the driving force behind all your decisions?

Give It One More Year

Luke 13:6-9
God's people are to bear fruit. His Spirit produces characteristics that are reflective of Christ. What if God only permitted you one more year to be fruitful for His name's sake?

Yes, I’m Talking to You

Luke 12:41-48
Jesus has left behind everything that His followers need in His absence. Sadly, many of His servants have begun living for themselves. As you listen to today’s episode, consider the need of your own heart.

Two Stories – One Truth

Luke 12:35-40
When Jesus comes again, He’ll be returning as a Master and a Thief. Depending on your relationship with Him, His return will be either incredible or terrible. Are you ready?

Don’t Be a Fool!

Luke 12:16-21
Don’t waste your life merely trying to obtain wealth on earth. Spiritually in Christ, we are rich beyond measure. However, we are quick to live foolishly, with no regard for God and His blessings.

A Parable about Prayer

Luke 11:5-13
The Lord allows need in our life to acquaint us with the necessity of Him. Our Heavenly Father is ready to hear and answer our prayers abundantly. Keep on your eyes on Jesus and continue praying!

A Good Neighbor

Luke 10:25-37
The parable of the Good Samaritan is not just a story about being nice. Christ gives this illustration to reveal His divine love. In a world of harshness and hatefulness, only Jesus' lovingkindness satisfies.

My Good Shepherd

John 10:1-16
In John 10, Christ reveals Himself as the Good Shepherd. While there are others in opposition to Him outside of the sheepfold, Jesus gives incomparable protection and provision. Are you one of His sheep?

Forgiven and Forgiving

Matthew 18:21-34
Forgiven people forgive people. This parable of the unforgiving servant reminds us that many people rejoice in received forgiveness yet fail to relay forgiveness themselves. You cannot be Christlike and fail to forgive others.

Do You Understand?

Matthew 13:51-53
God has graciously given us the treasure of His truth. This is the greatest stewardship we have! Are you relaying that which you are receiving?

Let’s Go Fishing

Matthew 13:47-50
Toward the end of Matthew 13, Christ likens the world to a sea. Within this sea are people who will either receive or reject Jesus. The Lord has given believers the holy responsibility of casting the gospel net.

One Pearl

Matthew 13:45-46
Today, we come to the parable concerning the pearl of great price. While in the last study we noticed Christ's plan for Israel, this episode highlights Jesus' passion for and purchase of His church.

God Is Not Finished with Israel!

Matthew 13:44
God’s chosen people of Israel have always experienced satanic opposition. Although He’s set them aside, the Lord still has a plan and purpose for His peculiar treasure. Join us as we study the parable of hidden treasure!

The Power of Parables

Matthew 13:34-35
Did you know Christ gives an explanation for using parables? The purpose of the parables was to reveal truth to those who are open, to help us see what He is saying. Only those who are near to Jesus have true understanding of His truth.

A Little Leaven

Matthew 13:33
Throughout Scripture, leaven symbolizes sin. In today's parable, Christ teaches that evil infiltrates then permeates. While it can be hard for us to identify this little leaven, God can easily identify it and inform His people for purity's sake.

Unhealthy Growth

Matthew 13:31-32
All growth is not healthy. Bigger does not mean better. As Christ illustrates this truth by the grain of a mustard seed, He reminds us that not all the growth of Christendom is good and godly.

Can You Explain?

Matthew 13:36-43
God is not the author of confusion. When you read the Bible, the Lord desires to clarify His truth to you. Do not be afraid of asking the Author questions about His Word. Even the disciples asked Christ to explain one of His parables regarding the sewer and the seed!

The Enemy Is Always at Work!

Matthew 13:24-30
Although many of the parables stand independently, some of them are dependent upon one another. Today's parable continues along the theme of the sower and the seed. As we are introduced to counterfeit fruit, Christ encourages believers to leave God's work to Him and continue in our work.

The Miracle of Growth

Mark 4:26-29
How miraculous is the truth that we get to labor together with God! We have our part, and God has His part. While Christians plant the seed of His Word, only the Lord can give the increase. Keep working, waiting, and believing that God will do what He's promised!

Let There Be Light!

Mark 4:21-23
Always remember that the Creator of the Old Testament is the Christ of the New Testament. The same God Who said, "Let there be light," has commanded Christians to shine as candles in this dark world. Are you burning and shining for the Lord today?

Christ’s Most Important Story

Mark 4:13-20
Today's parable takes precedence over all the other parables! If you fail to obey this parable, you will never obey the others. As you listen to this episode, ask the Lord to search and cleanse your heart.

Good Ground for God

Matthew 13:3-8
The spiritual soil of your soul matters! God longs for our hearts to be good ground for the seed of His Word to grow. Determine today to be teachable, wide open to receive His Word.

Don’t Miss Jesus!

Matthew 12:43-45
Christianity is not simply about getting all the bad things out. Through faith in Christ, God longs to move in to our lives, bringing in all things that pertain to life and godliness and casting out all things that do not look like the lovely Son of God. Only Jesus is enough!

Stronger Than the Strong Man

Matthew 12:24-29
The kingdom of God is always a stark contrast from the kingdom of Satan. The former focuses on life and light, while the latter focuses on death and darkness. Every day, Christians should depend on the King of God's kingdom, our omnipotent Lord Jesus Christ.

Great Forgiveness = Great Love

Luke 7:41-50
The heart of Jesus is a heart for all sinners. At the same time, God sees our hearts. Regardless if we are worldly or religious, we do not deserve the forgiveness of our sins. Our response to the great forgiveness from the Lord should be great love.

Wise and Foolish Children

Luke 7:31-35
Our God of truth has done everything possible to get us the truth. The fact that we have the preserved Word of God today is a miracle! The key, however, to knowing this truth is having an attitude of openness toward the Lord.

What Will You DO with the Sermon?

Luke 6:47-49
Storms are inevitable in life. The question is will you be able to withstand these storms? Your stance directly depends on your foundation. If you want a good foundation for your life, you must have a good foundation for your eternity.

Ditches, Splinters, and Beams

Luke 6:39-4
You cannot help others with the sin in their lives while you have sin in your life. You cannot teach others what you have not learned; neither can you spiritually help others when you are being hindered by sin. Find cleansing today by confessing your hypocrisy to the Lord.

When the Old Becomes New

Matthew 9:16-17
Jesus did not come to make what was old better. He came to make the old new! Only our Creator can do such a thing. You can be a new creature in Christ today by coming to Him in simple faith.

It’s Time to Fast

Matthew 9:14-15
When was the last time you fasted? Fasting is connected to seeking God. While we wait on the return of Christ, we ought to humble our souls before God and concentrate wholly upon Him. The discipline of fasting leads to the joy of fasting.

Do You Really Want the Truth?

Luke 4:23-27
The God of truth wants to be known, yet He is only willing to work in those who are wide open to Him. In this often overlooked parable, Jesus sets the tone for all of His proceeding stories. As we study the Word today, ask God to reveal your own purpose for receiving His truth.

More Than Just a Story

Mark 4:33-34
Today, we begin a new series on the parables of Jesus. As the Master Teacher, Christ illustrated eternal truth through these spiritual stories. These inspired stories, however, must be interpreted and applied very carefully.