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Lost…and Treasured – Unlocking the Secrets of the Kingdom: the Parables of Jesus

Luke 15:1 to 32 Harold and Tina Ehrenberg were cleaning up before family arrived for Thanksgiving dinner this week, when Tina came across some old lottery tickets on a nightstand—one of them a winning ticket worth $1.8 million. Although they didn’t know it at the time, the ticket was due to expire in just two…

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There’s Room at the Table – Unlocking the Secrets of the Kingdom: The Parables of Jesus Pt 5

Luke 14:16-24 CareerBuilder.com sends out an annual ‘sick day survey,’ asking hiring managers the most bizarre excuses they’ve heard for missing work. A few of the actual excuses employees have used to avoid going to work include the following: “Employee woke up in a good mood and didn’t want to ruin it.” “Employee had been…

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Pray, Pray, Pray – Secrets of the Kingdom: Unlocking the Parables of Jesus

Luke 11:5-13 If you fly frequently, you know that most passengers ignore the pre-flight safety demonstration. It’s basically considered something they have to do, but I likely don’t need any of it. Of all the times each of us in this room have flown, it’s likely the only time we’ve seen the oxygen mask is…

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Secrets of the Kingdom: Unlocking the Parables of Jesus – Part 3

Familiar parable, hidden secret The story is told of an American Marine in Iraq getting separated from his team. While searching for them, he was ambushed & beaten by locals and left for dead. An ISIS commander happened by shortly after. Upon seeing this soldier with the fight taken out of him, the ISIS commander…

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Secrets of the Kingdom: Unlocking the Parables of Jesus Part 2

It’s All About the Soil Luke 8:4-15 Cynthia Thomas tells the true story from her brother’s honeymoon. The wedding and reception were wonderful. They danced till the wee hours of the morning, and so it was very late by the time the groom and his bride got to their hotel’s fancy bridal suite. They opened…

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Secrets of the Kingdom: Unlocking the Parables of Jesus – Part 1

  Our Father in heaven, may you be honored as holy. May your Kingdom come. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation,…

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