Parables

Parables: An Invitation to the Kingdom

Jesus was the wisest man who ever lived.

Parables - stories Jesus’ told to provoke new thought and new ways of living - were one of the primary ways he imparted truth to the world around him.

He often taught in parables to people who already thought they knew the truth; who already believed they were living “God’s way;” who believed they knew God’s heart and character. It is difficult to teach those who already think they know. Thus, Jesus used arresting stories about everyday life to shock his listeners into seeing God, reality and life in a new way.

The brilliant thing about Jesus’ parables is that though the truths they contain are timeless and deep, most could be understood by the ordinary men and women of his day. At the same time, we can never plumb their depths. However, the purpose of parables was never mere head-knowledge, but always action; always a new way of living in light of who God is and who we are. Parables were (and still are) invitations into life in the Kingdom of God.

We are excited to spend the entire summer exploring the parables of Jesus.

We look forward to asking and answering several questions about each parable:

Why did Jesus teach this parable?

What was the main point?

How did Jesus’ listeners understand it?

How should we understand it?

Jesus did not only die for us; He lived for us, too. His teachings are at the very core of what we believe, and should mark how we live our earthly lives. Their truths are to be imprinted on our hearts.

So join us this summer!

Let’s open Jesus’ greatest stories; each one an invitation to a whole new way of life!

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Teaching Series

Parables: An Invitation to the Kingdom

Summer, 2017

Faithful in Every Season

March-April 2017

A Time to Trust

Nov-Dec, 2016

The Gathering

August 28, 2016

Lessons from an Empty Tomb

Easter 2016

Christmas at Orchard Hill Church

Christmas Eve Service

Jump In

Sept-Oct, 2015

Stories from the Seats

May, 2015

Respond

May, 2017

Faithful in Every Season

February 2017

Money Stories

November 2016

The Race

June-Aug, 2016

Moving Out

Feb-March, 2016

Why?

December 2015

Set Free

September, 2015

Unique Future

April-May, 2015

Stories from the Seats

April-May, 2017

Faithful in Every Season

January 2017

The Risk to Belong

October 2016

Stories from the Seats

May, 2016

Moving Out

February 2016

Cheerful Givers

November 2015

The Gathering

August 30, 2015

Surprise!

April 5, 2015

Faithful in Every Season

Easter 2017

Do You See What I See

Christmas Eve Service & Christmas morning video

The Risk to Belong

September 2016

Derailed

April-May 2016

Family Without Fear

January 2016

I•DOL•EYES

Oct-Nov, 2015

Bible Blockbusters

June-Aug, 2015

God's Plan | Our Need

March, 2015

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