Parables Part 8

Introduction References: The Gospel of Luke, William Hendriksen, Baker Book House, 1978; The Prodigal God, Timothy Keller, Penguin Books, 2008; All The Parables of Jesus, Herbert Lockyer, Zondervan Publishing, 1963. Luke 15 In Luke 15 we find Jesus in the midst of a crowd preparing to teach. Tax collectors and sinners were gathered close toContinue reading “Parables Part 8”

Parables Part 4

Warning: There will be Opposition The parable of the “Sower” or “Four Soils” teaches that God freely sows His good seed in spiritual hearts, but hard, shallow, and crowded hearts fail to produce a harvest. In fruitful hearts, the seed germinates, the plant grows, and ultimately yields a bountiful harvest. It is unfortunately true thatContinue reading “Parables Part 4”

Parables Part 1

Introduction Jesus frequently used parables as a teaching tool. Parables are often referred to as “earthly stories” with a “heavenly message.” In the next lesson we will look at different types of parables and how parables differ from related forms like proverbs and allegories. Today we will consider one parable whose message is vital toContinue reading “Parables Part 1”