Contributed on Aug 2, 2007
Why Jesus spoke in parables, and a look at the Parable of the Sower
THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM Series: Pursuing Meaning Most of us remember Aesop’s Fables... --The wolf in sheep’s clothing teaches us that appearances can be deceiving. -The town mouse and country mouse teach us that it’s better to eat beans and bacon in safety than cakes and ale in fear. -The ...read more
Contributed on Aug 16, 2007
Lessons from the Parable of the Prodigal Son
John Newton was once known only for his occupation: captain of a slave-trading vessel. He made many trips between Africa and the U.S. with slaves in the belly (below deck) of the ship, which was bad enough, but when storms would arise or a government vessel could be seen approaching from a ...read more
Contributed on Aug 24, 2007
Lessons to be learned from the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
At 3:20am on the morning of March 13, 1964, 28-yr old Kitty Genovese was returning home in a nice middle-class area of Queens, NY. She parked her car in a parking lot near her apartment complex, turned off her lights, then started to walk to her apartment building only about 35 yards away. She ...read more
Contributed on Aug 29, 2007
Lessons from the parable of the lost sheep.
*Intro> A man telephone his business associate’s home and was greeted with a child’s whispered, “Hello?” The man asked, “Is your daddy home?” “Yes,” was the whispered reply. “May I talk with him?” “No,” the child replied. The man was surprised, but wanting to talk to an adult, he then asked, “Is ...read more
Contributed on Sep 8, 2007
Lessons from the parable of the wheat and the tares.
One of this year’s most-viewed programs...is a game show! --Hosted by Howie Mandell, each week the particpant in the game is “tempted” by the host and an invisible banker to “settle” for a guaranteed prize rather than take a risk and remain in the game by opting for a large prize, with the highest ...read more