The parables Jesus told hold the potential to change your life. Join Terry Crist as he begins a new series where we are given context to what parables are, what parables are meant to accomplish, and how we can study them that leads to a personal revelation and our own spiritual formation.
Parable of the Wineskins: Your Old Way Can't Hold the New You
In this episode, Terry Crist explores the parable of the bridegroom, the garment, and the wineskins. Jesus is challenging us to change. Change can be hard, but if we want the blessings of the Kingdom Jesus speaks of, we need to be all in.
Parable of the Sower: Good Soil Produces a Generous Harvest
Terry Crist focuses on the parable of the sower, sometimes called the parable of the soil. The health of your soul and spirit will determine how you grow in your faith. If you allow God's word to work in your heart, it will produce a generous harvest in every single area of your life.
Parable of the Weeds: Patience Doesn't Mean Passivity
In this episode, Terry Crist unpacks the parable of the weeds. This parable is talking about patience. Jesus is the hope for this broken world, and while we wait on Him, we must ask ourselves are we wheat or are we weeds?
Parable of the Mustard Seed: Small Doesn't Mean Insignificant
In this episode, Pastor Terry Crist looks at the parable of the mustard seed and the yeast. Do not despise the day of seemingly small things or beginnings; God will use it to bring forth something that is far greater than you could have ever imagined.
Parable of the Treasure: Finding Wealth Beyond Comprehension
In this episode, Pastor Terry Crist focuses on the parable of the treasure and the pearl. The Kingdom of God is worth more than anything the world has to offer us. We're all searching for value and meaning in life, but God's Kingdom is all we need - nothing is more valuable than relationship with...
Parable of the Good Samaritan: Too Busy to be a Good Neighbor
Pastor Terry Crist talks about the parable of the good Samaritan - how loving our neighbors can be one of the greatest tests of character. It's not hard to find someone to help or who needs to be shown love. Do you have the time and margin to act with empathy and compassion when you see a need th...
This episode dives into the parable of the great banquet. Pastor Terry Crist asks three questions - is there anything holding us back from God's invitation? Are we bringing people along with us to the party and do our banquet tables resemble those of Jesus’?
Parable of the Lost Sheep: Your Part in the Rescue
God rejoices over the lost being found; every single one counts. Terry Crist takes us through the parable of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son. What is our role and the role of the church in ‘the rescue’?
In this episode, Pastor Terry Crist dives into the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. Do we share in God’s heart for the underprivileged and the outcast? Or are we numb to the need around us? And what is our attitude toward using our privilege to help those less fortunate?
How do you see prayer? Do you know that when you pray, you are praying to an almighty God who loves you deeply? Pastor Terry Crist takes us through the parable of the persistent widow; prayer is not passive, it's an active way for us to participate in God's work in the world and in our lives.
Pastor Terry Crist takes us through the parable of the talents. We are entrusted not entitled with ‘talents’ and is we don’t use it, we lose them. When Jesus returns, will He find you doing what he has called you to do?
Parable of the Sheep & Goats: What Love Looks Like
In this final episode of Season 6, we learn about the parable of the sheep and the goats. This parable teaches us that our actions matter. Small acts of kindness and love towards others matter deeply to the heart of Jesus. Through all of His parables, Jesus is inviting us to be part of His Kingdo...