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The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon

Why Jesus? Part 2: Jesus the Storyteller

Matthew 13:10-17

October 10, 2010

The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

Hey, did you hear the one about the traveling salesman going down from Jerusalem to Jericho who was mugged, beaten, stripped naked, and left to die like a dog in a ditch?

Now, by chance, down the road comes a priest, that is a man who makes his living off of God--and you know how we all despise clergy. He spies the man bleeding, lying helpless in the ditch, and the priest . . . passes by on the other side.

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The Rev. Dr. Jimmy Allen

Response to the Good News

Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

Proper 10 - Year A

July 13, 2008

The Rev. Dr. Jimmy Allen (CBF)

The scripture we have read today is called the 'Parable of the Sower.' Actually, it's the 'Parable of the Soils.' It speaks not of the power of the seed or of the availability of the opportunity. It speaks of responses to the Good News Jesus had brought into our world. I want to examine with you these responses, recognize ourselves, our situation, and our possibilities.

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Other Recent Content About Parables

The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence Transcript

November 04, 2007

Filling Stations

The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence shares an exceptionally fresh look at the challenging parable of the 10 bridesmaids.

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long Transcript

July 15, 2007

Meeting the Good Samaritan

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long helps us see the deeper story in the parable of the Good Samaritan that Jesus is the despised and rejected Samaritan that lifts our broken lives from the ditch and into healing.