Posts by Jay Ditty (Page 2)

Parables of Jesus: Lazarus & Rich Man

Parables of Jesus: Lazarus & Rich Man Luke 16:19-31 Two men, Tom and Joe, have loved baseball more than anything their entire lives. One day Tom says to Joe, “If you die before me, promise me you’ll come back and tell me if there is baseball in Heaven.” Joe agrees and makes Tom promise the…

Parables of Jesus: Unrighteous Steward

Parables of Jesus: Unrighteous Steward Luke 16:1-13 What do you call a hippies wife?Mississippi Last week y’all got to hear from my friend Mark Nelson from the Weatherford Baptist Student Union. I heard he did a wonderful job teaching the parable of the prodigal son. Today we are going to look at the parable to…

Parables of Jesus: Cost of Discipleship

Parables of Jesus: Cost of Discipleship Luke 14:25-35 A pastor was giving the children’s message during church. For this part of the service, he would gather all the children around him and give a brief lesson before dismissing them for children’s church. On this particular Sunday, he was using squirrels for an object lesson on…

Parables of Jesus-Parable of Guests

Parables of Jesus-Parable of Guests Luke 14:7-15 A young man moved away from his parents to become a student. Proudly showing off his new apartment to a couple of his friends late one night, he led the way to his bedroom where there was a big brass gong. “What’s that big brass gong?” one of…

Parables of Jesus: Mustard Seed and Leaven

Parables of Jesus: Mustard Seed and Leaven Matthew 13:31-33 The Pastor woke up Sunday morning and realizing it was anexceptionally beautiful and sunny early spring day, decidedhe just had to play golf. So…. he told the associate pastorthat he was feeling sick and convinced him to preach for himthat day. As soon as the associate…

Parables of Jesus: Treasures & Pearls

Parables of Jesus: Treasures & Pearls Matthew 13:44-46 One day God was looking down at Earth and saw all of theevil that was going on. He decided to send an angel down toEarth to check it out. So he called one of His best angels andsent the angel to Earth for a time. When she…

Parables of Jesus: Wheat and Tares

Parables of Jesus: Wheat and Tares Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Every morning the Trids got up, ate breakfast, and marchedover the bridge to Tridville to work. One morning, a trollmoved in under the bridge. When the Trids tried to cross thebridge, the troll climbed up and kicked the Trids all the wayback to their homes. The…

Parables of Jesus: Sower/Soils

Parables of Jesus: Sower/Soils Matthew 13: 1-23 A boy scout says to his scout leader,“Sir, is this snake poisonous?”The scout leader says, “No, that snake’s not poisonous atall.” So the boy picks up the snake which bites him, and the boy starts to spasm and foaming at the mouth as the other kids look on…

Expecting Jesus – Easter 2020

Matthew 28:1-10The new CEO of a company comes into work determined toturn things around. Trying to prove himself to his newemployees he looks around the office and sees a guy leaningagainst a wall doing nothing. He approaches the guy andasks him, “What do you think you’re doing?” The man replies, “I’m just killing time, waiting…

PALM SUNDAY 2020

Luke 19:28-44 A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispersto his customer, “This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watchwhile I prove it to you.”The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters inthe other, then calls the boy over and asks, “Which do youwant, son?” The boy…