June 9, 2013 – Beneath the Surface – Part 2

Beneath the Surface
Beneath the Surface – Part 2

June 9, 2013

Matthew 7:21-27 1014/1506

 

 

Literal Meanings:

 

1.    When building a house, build on a _________ foundation.

 

 

2.    The foundation will determine the ________________ of the house.

 

 

Deeper Meanings:

 

1.    There are only ______ ___________________ in the kingdom of God.

 

 

2.    The wise builder builds on the principles of the ______ ____ ______.

 

 

3.    When we face storms in life, we need a ____________ ____________________.

 

 

 

What kind of foundation are you building on?

June 2, 2013 – Beneath the Surface – Intro

 

Beneath the Surface
Beneath the Surface – Intro

 

June 2, 2013

 

 

 

Matthew 13:10-17 1021/1517

 

 

 

 

 

The Definition of a Parable:

 

 

 

The word “parable” means to place ____________ or to place __________________.

 

 

 

A parable is a comparative story or word-picture, which uses an image or story to illustrate and teach a spiritual __________ or a moral _____________.

 

 

 

A parable has a double meaning.  There is a ____________ meaning that is apparent to anyone, and a ______________ deeper meaning that is apparent to those who have been given spiritual insight and are seeking truth.

 

 

 

 

 

The Purpose of a Parable:

 

 

 

Purpose #1

 

Jesus used parables to _____________ truth from those who were curious but disinterested.

 

 

 

Purpose #2

 

Jesus used parables to ____________ truth to those who were seeking it.

 

 

 

 

 

What are you hoping to learn from this sermon series?