Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Stewards by Jeff Griggs Listen on Posterous

Luke 20:9-19

The Parable of the Tenants
 9 He went on to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. 10 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 11 He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed. 12 He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out.

   13 “Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.’

   14 “But when the tenants saw him, they talked the matter over. ‘This is the heir,’ they said. ‘Let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ 15 So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.

   “What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others.”

   When the people heard this, they said, “God forbid!”

 17 Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written:

   “‘The stone the builders rejected 
   has become the cornerstone’[a]?

   18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.”

 19 The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people.

Who is the Sower?

Who Is The Sower? by Jeff Griggs Listen on Posterous

Luke 8:4-15

4 While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable: 5 “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. 6 Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. 7Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.”

   When he said this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”

 9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10 He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that,

   “‘though seeing, they may not see; 
   though hearing, they may not understand.’[a]

   11 “This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. 13 Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. 14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. 15 But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Yard Sale

New Beginning Baptist Church will be having a Yard Sale this Saturday, August 20th at 7am. ALL proceeds from the yard sale will help fund our FREE community dinner, God's Dinner Bell. Items to expect include but are not limited to; cloths, household items, oil company signs, wedding and Christmas decoration, etc. Pork chops and hot dogs will be sold starting at 10am. Come out and visit us at 200 Clermont Drive, Bardstown, KY 40004, (502) 233-1352.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Beginning Baptist Church's FIRST ever Cook Book

New Beginning Baptist Church is making our first ever cook book to fund our free community meal. If anyone has some delicious recipes they wouldn’t mind sharing with us; that would be awesome. Also, feel free to include any tips or stories/memories about the recipes to personalize the recipe.