The Parables of Jesus (A Six-Week Study) “Jesus did not give the parables to teach us how to live. He gave them, I believe, to correct our notions about who God is and who God loves.” Philip Yancey Let’s begin our final lesson with the Parable of … Continue reading Lesson Six: Humility, Morals, and Faith
The Parables of Jesus (A Six-Week Study) “He speaks in parables, and though we have approached these parables reverentially all these many years and have heard them expounded as grave and reverent vehicles of holy truth, I suspect that many if not all of them … Continue reading Lesson Five: Seeds, and Lamps, and Oil. Oh My!
The Parables of Jesus (A Six-Week Study) “By telling stories, Jesus isn’t somehow putting sugar in a spoon to make the medicine go down a bit easier. These stories are the medicine. These stories are an extension and explanation of Jesus’ revolutionary ministry. These stories … Continue reading Lesson Four: Honor and Shame
The Parables of Jesus (A Six-Week Study) I cannot believe that we are already at the half way point of our study. I hope you are enjoying this time you are spending with the Lord as much as I am. The questions and comments stemming … Continue reading Lesson Three: Layers of Mercy and Grace
The Parables of Jesus (A Six-Week Study) I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about parables in lesson one. The Parable of the Talents is one of my favorite parables, so I felt inclined to begin with it for our first study. Please know … Continue reading Lesson Two: Forgiveness, Mercy, and Economics
The Parables of Jesus (A Six-Week Study) Parables were used in the Old Testament, in ancient Greek and Roman literature, and by Jewish rabbis before and after Jesus’ time. Jesus was a master of the parable. About one-third of his teachings were in parables. These … Continue reading Lesson One: Introduction to the Parables