THE PARABLE OF THE LAMP STAND
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THE PARABLE OF THE LAMP STAND

Passage: Matthew 5:14-16; Mark 4:21-22; Luke 8:16; John 8:12 Audience: A great Crowd Context: The Sermon on the Mount Theme: Shining for God’s glory You are the light of the world, Yes youGloriously illuminating God’s marvelous colorsLike a city on a hilltop, made manifestA light that cannot be tamedA light that keeps on shiningAll for…

THE PARABLES OF THE NEW CLOTH AND NEW WINESKINS
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THE PARABLES OF THE NEW CLOTH AND NEW WINESKINS

Passage: Matthew 9:16-17; Mark 2:21-22; Luke 5:36-38 Audience: The disciples of John the Baptist Context: John’s disciples ask Jesus why the Pharisees fast but His disciples do not.  Theme: Old and New Traditions. Imagine being accustomed to doing things a certain way, viewed as the most religious, held with high regard only for a Savior…