Sermons on parables: secrets of the kingdom of heaven

Sermons on parables: secrets of the kingdom of heaven

The Father’s Heart

Pastor Donna Schultz of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series on “parables: secrets of the kingdom of heaven” with “The Father’s Heart”: Last week we looked at the deaf hearts of the younger and older sons, they were unable or unwilling to hear the heart of the Father. Taking those first steps towards repentance is moving toward blessing. Right from the beginning of time the Father’s great love for us is being made known. There is…

The Deaf Hearts

Pastor Donna Schultz of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series “parables: secrets to the kingdom of heaven” with “The Deaf Hearts”: These two boys had hearts that couldn’t hear or didn’t want to hear what the Father might say to them. How much more our heavenly Father has not forgotten our children and He lovingly waits for their return. Somehow the older son had not heard the heart of the Father. They had their methods down…

The Power of Forgiveness

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series “parables: secrets of the kingdom of heaven” with “The Power of Forgiveness: God’s ability and His desire is to forgive. We are most like God when we choose to forgive someone. Lewis Smede said, “Forgiving is love’s toughest work.” It’s love’s biggest risk. How many times should we forgive? When it comes to forgiveness, if you’re still counting, you’ve missed the point of Jesus’ teaching. There…

Prayer – Habit or Heartfelt?

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series on “parables: the secrets of the kingdom of heaven” with “Prayer- Habit or Heartfelt?”: One of the sure fire ways to move us beyond this casual kind of prayer life are difficulties. The challenges of life focus our petitions. It is the difficult situations in our life that activate our faith and get us praying. Morgan – “Faith is the answer to a question and therefore…

Who is My Neighbour?

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series “parables: secrets to the kingdom of heaven” with “Who is my Neighbour?” Polarization describes a worsening condition in our day. People are moving a part from each other; people are finding a reason to walk away from each other. The answer to the question, “How do I inherit eternal life?” is to love God with the totality of your being and to afford your neighbour that…

The Parable of the Great Banquet

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series “parables:  secrets of the kingdom” with “The Parable of the Great Banquet”: God is a god of joy. He delights in His creation. C.S. Lewis “Joy is the serious business of heaven.” When God’s perfect purposes are realized amongst us, that event will be a celebration – a cosmic-wide celebration! Excuses that people have to not come to God’s great banquet are the cares of life…

How Costly is the One

Pastor Donna Schultz continues the sermon series ‘parables: secrets of the kingdom of heaven’ with “How Costly is the One”: Jesus did not condone sin, but He communicated no disdain for the sinners themselves. Whatever we do in initiating grace and acceptance of God displayed in Jesus must be evident in all we do. There’s really no greater joy than knowing one more is saved, one more eternity has been changed.

Of Seeds and Yeast

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series on parables: secrets of the kingdom of heaven with “Of Seeds and Yeast”: When we make Jesus King, when we submit to His Kingly rule, your life begins to take shape and begins to change. He makes you ready for growth so that you’re given everything you need to flourish. The Kingdom is never in trouble. The church, yes, as an expression of the Kingdom, we…

The Parable of the Hearers

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario begins the sermon series “parables: secrets of the kingdom of heaven” with “The Parable of the Hearers”: Stories are the medium that Jesus chooses to reveal and disclose what God is like, what He’s doing in the world and what His expectation is for us. We see in the parables God’s sovereign purposes being displayed and told. They are stories with great intent – kingdom intent. This parable helps us…