Contributed on Jun 25, 2019
Who was the Prodigal son - the one who went away or the one who stayed at home?
The Prodigal son - the son who remained home. Luke 15: 11-32 Lev. 7:12; 22:29-30 A parable is a comparison of two objects for the purpose of teaching. Although Jesus did not invent speaking in parables, it is significant that He is the only one who used them in the New Testament. At one time in ...read more
Contributed on Sep 6, 2019
Do the rich go to hell and the poor to heaven? What determines our future status?
The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus Luke 16: 19-31 This parable of our Lord, found in Luke 16, grows out of the reaction of the Pharisees to his story of the dishonest steward. The point of that was that our Lord emphasized and underscored the link between money and spirituality. He indicated ...read more
Contributed on Sep 20, 2019
The Parable of the wheat and the tares or Satan in the Kingdom.” This parable comes just after the parable of the sower.
Tares among the wheat The Parable of the wheat and the tares or Satan in the Kingdom.” Matt. 13:24-30; 36-43. Christ gave this parable immediately following the parable of the sower. Notice what He said: “Another parable He put forth to them, saying: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a man who ...read more
Contributed on Sep 27, 2019
Why did Jesus teach in Parables? What is the meaning of the Parable of the Sower.
The Parable of the sower When the New Testament was written, communities were agriculturally based. A family would be allocated a section of land to farm. Also, every farmer’s plot was adjacent to their neighbor’s. Also there were no fences to separate the different fields. In order to get to the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 9, 2019
Excuses Excuses, Invitation to the Great Dinner.
The Parable of the Great Banquet. Excuses Excuses Luke 14: 1-24 In our text, the entire section is centered around a meal table. A prominent Pharisee asked Jesus to eat at his home. A number of things took place at this table, but none of them were very pleasant. All-in-all, it was a most ...read more
Contributed on Oct 26, 2019
Do bad things only happen to bad people?
The fig tree in the vineyard Do bad things only happen to bad people Like 13; 1-9 “ Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2 And Jesus said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were ...read more
Contributed on Nov 9, 2019
The parables of the treasure hunters. The kingdom is so valuable that we are willing to give up everything to gain it.
Parables of the treasure and the pearl of great price. The parables of the treasure hunters. Matt.13 :44-46 I'm afraid that we have made Jesus into a gentle founder of the Christian faith, whose sweet words offer comfort to the distressed and whose death provided forgiveness for our sins. ...read more
Contributed on Nov 17, 2019
Traditions and the word of God. Can traditions justify us before God.
The parable of the new cloth and new wine Matthew 9:14-17; Mark 2:18-22; Luke 5:33-39 A tradition is a long-established custom or belief passed on from one generation to another (Oxford). Because of that, many traditions are good and necessary. Paul speaks several times of some traditions in ...read more
Contributed on Nov 29, 2019
Life consists of the choices we make and is built on the things we do every single day. ? How do you know that your world isn’t just going to fall to pieces when the storm comes in
The parable of the house built on the rock Matt. 7:13-29 Life consists of the choices we make and is built on the things we do every single day. But how do you know if the life you’re building is secure? How do you know that your world isn’t just going to fall to pieces when the storm comes ...read more
Contributed on Dec 5, 2019
The parable our Lord gave in Luke 12 is a parable that serves as a warning to each and every one of us.
The Parable of the rich fool Luke 12 : 13 -21 Don't Be A Fool The parable our Lord gave in Luke 12 is a parable that serves as a warning to each and every one of us. The warning is this:. Don’t come to the end of your life only to find out that you have wasted it on things that count for ...read more
Contributed on Dec 17, 2019
What is it to be ready for His return
Parable of the watchful servants Be Ready for His Return Luke 12:35-48 In the New Testament , a phrase is used frequently with regard to the Day of the Lord or the return of Jesus Christ. Though it may vary slightly from verse to verse, numerous instructions are given to "watch, because the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 30, 2019
Does the prize you win worth the price you pay?
The Cost of Discipleship Luke 14:25-35 Does the prize you win worth the price you pay? To truly follow Jesus Christ, we must consider the cost and put Him above everything else. Salvation is both absolutely free and yet it costs you your very life. You receive it freely as a gift from the Lord, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 14, 2020
Faithfullness in serving the Lord brings about its own rewards.
The Parable of the Talents Matthew 25:14-18: Parables can be as exciting and challenging as detective stories. Even more so, for in the end they turn out to be dealing with real life, while detective stories can be pretty far-fetched. Also parables, like detective stories, are filled with ...read more