More Than Stories

The Parables of Jesus

Oftentimes the parables are seen as some pithy stories to help common people understand theological themes. Yet, when we look into their cultural significance, we see that Jesus is laying out amazing theology that sticks in our minds and helps us see truths about God's kingdom. We believe that this series will help us in our desire to be a church where God changes lives in community.

More Than Stories - Part 1: The Good Samaritan

Aug 04, 2019
Waymond Hampton teaches from the Parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10. He focuses on how Jesus is using this story to undermine ethnic biases and calling his followers to show mercy to enemies, especially racial and political enemies. He pulls much of his commentary from the books "Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes" by Kenneth Bailey, "Misreading Scripture Through Western Eyes" by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien, and "One Blood" by John Perkins.

More Than Stories - Part 2: The Treasure in the Field

Aug 11, 2019
Bo Noonan teaches from the parable of the Treasure in the Field from Matthew 13. He speaks about the progress of God's kingdom, which starts with the realization of what an amazing treasure the kingdom is. This brings joy and motivates sacrifice.