This parable is not just teaching us about final rewards. It is also probing at the level of our motives. Why are we doing what we do? If it’s a straight reward you want, fine, you’ll get it. God will never cheat you. But that’s all you’ll get. And you’ll go to heaven grumbling all the way, always checking to see how you are doing compared with someone else – overestimating your own importance and underestimating the grace of God. But if you decide to do your work for the Lord’s sake alone, you will never be disappointed.
Text: Matthew 20:1-16Sermon Series: Stories Jesus Told
Take time to say “Thank you, O Lord!” as you count your blessings this week.
Text: Luke 17:11-19Sermon Series: Christian Giving
No matter how hopeless the situation looks, God has not lost the battle. In the end we’re going to come out on the winning side.
Text: Romans 11:1-10Sermon Series: Understanding God's Plan (Romans 9-11)
If hell is real, it ought to break our heart.
Text: Romans 9:1-5Sermon Series: Understanding God's Plan (Romans 9-11)
When one pastor leaves and another one comes, we learn again that God’s work depends on God, not on God’s messengers. Build your life on God’s Word, not on the man who delivers it.
Text: I Thessalonians 2:1Sermon Series: Standalone Messages
“Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do […]
Text: 1 Peter 3:8-12Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him—you also, like […]
Text: 1 Peter 2:4-10Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
He said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their fathers, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell […]
Text: Joshua 4
“But God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of […]
Text: I Corinthians 2:10-13Sermon Series: The Cross, the Church and the World (I Corinthians 1:18 - 2:16)
“Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors” (Matthew 6:12 KJV). The fifth petition of the Lord’s Prayer seems […]
Text: Matthew 6:12Sermon Series: Total Forgiveness