The High Cost of Discipleship – Sermon Application #2

Sep 30, 2021, Sermon Applications

Jesus gave the connected parables of deliberating over potential construction and potential battle to make us pause and contemplate the cost of living a genuine Christian life (Luke 14:25-33).  Our fleshly inclination is to make our own costless form of Christianity, but this compromise only leaves us with a form of godliness void of spiritual […]

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The High Cost of Discipleship – Sermon Application #1

Sep 29, 2021, Sermon Applications

The connected parables of the man setting about to build a tower and the king deliberating about whether or not to go to battle confront us with the high cost of discipleship (Luke 14:25-33).  If we are to be true disciples─ followers of Jesus Christ (which the Bible assumes that all Christians are), then we must […]

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The Great Supper – Sermon Application #2

Sep 16, 2021, Sermon Applications

In the parable of the great supper (Luke 14:12-24), Jesus provides us with direction for Christians disillusioned with seemingly futile evangelistic efforts.  In the parable, a servant goes out to invite guests to a great supper only to meet with a series of irrational and petty excuses: “I have bought a piece of ground, and […]

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The Great Supper – Sermon Application #1

Sep 14, 2021, Sermon Applications

Immediately following the parable of the exalted wedding guest, Jesus gave another parable with a similar theme, the parable of the great supper (Luke 14:12-24).  Jesus, the Master Teacher, loaded this parable with rich application both for the lost who refuse to come to the feast of salvation and to the saved who have become […]

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Parable of the Exalted Wedding Guest – Sermon Application #2

Sep 10, 2021, Sermon Applications

In the parable of the exalted wedding guests, all of the guests were vying for the most honorable seats. In contrast, Jesus, who was the most honorable of all, did not strive for the high place. Rather, he taught his disciples to take the lowly place and to leave the matter of honor to God. […]

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Parable of the Exalted Wedding Guest – Sermon Application #1

Sep 08, 2021, Sermon Applications

In the parable of the exalted wedding guest, Jesus dealt with one of the root sins of the human heart – the sin of pride. This sin proves the depths of the deceitfulness of the human heart, for though we all struggle with pride, we rarely recognize it as such. It is only by the […]

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Parable of the Widow & the Unjust Judge – Sermon Application #2

Sep 02, 2021, Sermon Applications

The parable of the widow and the unjust judge in Luke 18:1-8 sets forth the proper Christian response to the incessant assault of the church’s adversary, the devil.  Rather than trying to rebuke the devil or fight him in our own strength, we are to cry out to God who will swiftly avenge His church […]

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Parable of the Widow and the Unjust Judge – Sermon Application #1

Aug 30, 2021, Sermon Applications

The parable of the widow and the unjust judge in Luke 18:1-8 repeats the theme of importunate prayer which we saw in the parable of the friend in need (Luke 11:5-13).  The Bible teaches us that the prayer of faith is powerful (Jas. 5:13-18), and the prayer of faith is marked by tireless perseverance! Prayer […]

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Parable of the Friend in Need – Sermon Application #2

Aug 19, 2021, Sermon Applications

In the parable of the friend in need (Luke 11:5-13), the friend presenting the need provides us with a wonderful illustration of the “importunity” that God desires in prayer (Luke 11:8). Pastor Vradenburgh explained that the closest synonym is probably the word “impudence.”  We might even define “importunity” as “shameless persistence.” Prayer application 1 Do you ever feel like you are […]

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Parable of the Friend in Need – Sermon Application #1

Aug 16, 2021, Sermon Applications

In Sunday’s sermon we studied one of two parables about the power and necessity of persevering prayer: the parable of the friend in need (Luke 11:5-13).  In the parable, the friend presenting the need recognized his inability to provide his guest with a meal, but instead of resolving to offer nothing, he was compelled to plead with his neighbor […]

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Our purpose is to make much of our Lord Jesus Christ and His gospel through the preaching of His Word and the making of disciples. At Friendship Baptist Church (FBC) we teach the Bible in order to facilitate spiritual growth in all of God’s people and to provide opportunities for Christian fellowship. God has graciously used Friendship to further His work both locally and across the globe since 1965.