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Current Sermon Series

We’ve all heard of the “Good Samaritan” or “Prodigal Son” or “Pearl of Great Price.” Drawn from the parables of Jesus, these expressions reflect stories which were taken from everyday life to elaborate more complex ideas such as the kingdom of God or God’s will for our lives. Parables are like modern day .Com websites. Just as each website presents a summary of the basic components and characteristics of the person/organization it represents, so Jesus’ parables present in snapshot fashion, images of God, humanity, and the Kingdom of God. Furthermore, just as the best websites are interactive, the parables of Jesus invite us to ponder, reflect, and act upon insights we gain from them. Beginning August 10, I will be preaching a sermon series called The Kingdom of God.Com. It is my hope that this series will help us to hear and act upon the insights we find in seven of the best known and most important parables of Jesus. Plan to join us as we browse the Kingdom of God.Com at Birmingham UMC!

August 10- Prodigals (Luke 15:1-2, 11-24)

Parables to read this week:

Matthew 13:10-15

Luke 15:3-7

Luke 15:8-10

Luke 15:25-32

August 17- Old or New Wineskins? (Luke 5:37-39)

Matthew 13:51-52

Luke 5:1-25

Luke 5:29-32

Luke 5:33-25

Luke 5:36

August 24- Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

Parables to read this week:

Luke 12:13-21

Luke 14:7-11

Luke 14:31-33

Luke 14:34-35

Luke 16:19-31

John 10:1-18

August 31- Eleventh Hour Workers (Matthew 20:1-16)

 Matthew 21:28-32

 Matthew 21:33-46

 Matthew 22:1-14

Luke 17:7-10

September 7- Forgiveness and Unmerciful Servants 
(Matthew 18:21-35) 

Matthew 13:44-46

Matthew 13:47-52

Matthew 18:10-14

Luke 15:11-32

Luke 18:9-14

September 14- Talents and Trophies (Matthew 25:14-30)

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Matthew 24:45-51

Matthew 25:31-46

Luke 11:5-13

 Luke 12:35-40

Luke 16:1-13

Luke 19:12-27

September 21- Seeds, Soils and Sunflowers (Matthew 13:1-9)

Matthew 13:44

Mark 4:26-29

Luke 13:18-19

Luke 13:6-9

Luke 21:29-33

John 15:1-17

See you Sunday!
Pastor Brent