Parables

What can we learn from the parables in the Bible? In this series, we examine the parables in some detail.

Parable of the Rich Fool
In the series: Parables

What can we learn from the parable of the rich man who decided to keep his excess wealth for himself and died that night? What does Jesus’ further explanation help us understand? We look at these things in this lesson.

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Parables of the Unforgiving Servant and the Day Laborers
In the series: Parables

In these two parables, we find that sometimes we may believe that we deserve better than others. This demonstrates that we do not understand the goodness of God toward us. If we do, we will not be unhappy with God being good to others as well.

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Parables of the Unjust Judge and Prayers at the Temple
In the series: Parables

In this lesson, we look at two parables from Luke 18. One teaches us to pray continually without losing heart. The other teaches us about praying with trust in our own righteousness or praying with trust in God’s mercy to make us righteous.

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The Two Sons and The Vinedressers
In the series: Parables

These two parables are connected with each other. What can learn about repentance and religion without repentance? We look at some of these ideas in this lesson.

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Parables of the Dragnet and the Householder
In the series: Parables

We look at two parables at the end of Matthew 13 and see what lessons Jesus wants us to learn from them. What kind of fish are we? Do we have old and new treasures to bring out? How can we become like that householder?

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Short Parables of the Kingdom
In the series: Parables

In this lesson, we look at three very short parables about the kingdom of heaven and see what we can learn from them about the effect of the kingdom and the value of the kingdom as well.

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Parable of the Tares
In the series: Parables

The parable of the tares is one that is not too difficult to understand, but often is explained differently than Jesus explains it. Let us look at what Jesus really says about this parable.

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Parable of the Sower
In the series: Parables

Sometimes called the parable of the soils but referred to by Jesus as the parable of the sower, this is one of the clearest teachings on the role of our heart in hearing the word of God.

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What Are They?
In the series: Parables

In this lesson, we look at a high level view of the purpose of parables and how they are useful. We also look at a very short parable (the parable of the mustard seed) to see an example of how to better understand them.

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