Resources on Parables

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Topical Study on Parables Parables as told by Jesus drew on familiar, everyday images and situations in order to convey less familiar truths about the kingdom of God, God's grace, and God's judgment. Although we tend to think parables were always intended to make hard-to-understand concepts easier to grasp, many parables confused the original... Parables of Our Lord Study Guide https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/pnt/pnt06.cfm Study Guide Topics: Parables , Parable Source: Blue Letter Bible This study resource lists the parables of Jesus by text, location, and lesson. Parables in the Old Testament Study Guide by Unknown https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/parallel/paral08.cfm Study Guide by Unknown Topics: Parables Source: Blue Letter Bible This list of parables recorded in the Old Testament lists the parable, where it was spoken, and the scriptural reference. Parable Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/6183-weekly_sermon_illustration_parable_ Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Parable , Generosity , Labor , Grace Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner says most of Jesus’ parables have “a kind of sad fun” about them, and "with parables and jokes both, if you've got to have them explained, don't bother." Parables of Lost Things Commentary/Exegesis by Audrey West https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/narrative-lectionary/lost-sheep-coin-son/commentary-on-luke-151-32-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Audrey West Topics: Parables , Repentance , Father , Grace Source: Working Preacher In this commentary on Luke 15, Audrey West reviews Jesus' parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost sons. Parable of the Lost Sheep Image https://www.blueletterbible.org/images/TheGospels/imageDisplay/hs3_70_b Image Topics: Parable , Sheep , Shepherd , Jesus Source: Blue Letter Bible This image of a man carrying a sheep ties in with the parables in Matthew 18:12-14 and Luke 15:4-7, where Jesus teaches that a shepherd will leave to rescue one lost sheep. Parables of the Generous One Article by John Navone http://www.hprweb.com/2014/12/parables-of-the-generous-one/ Article by John Navone Topics: Parable , Jesus , Generosity , Gift Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review John Navone comments on a number of the parables of Jesus, drawing out the common theme of God as generous giver of all good gifts. Parable of the Talents and Capitalism Commentary/Exegesis by John F Kavanaugh http://liturgy.slu.edu/33OrdA111917/theword_embodied.html Commentary/Exegesis by John F Kavanaugh Topics: Parables , Money , Stewardship , Talent Source: The Sunday Website In this commentary on the parable of the talents as told in Matthew 25:14-30, John Kavanaugh argues that this parable is not an endorsement of capitalism or amassing wealth but rather about entrusting faith. Parable of the Unforgiving Servant Sermon Starter/Outline by L Gregory Jones https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/parable-unforgiving-servant Sermon Starter/Outline by L Gregory Jones Topics: Parable , Forgiveness , Peter , Jesus Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling In Gregory Jones' sermon starter on Matthew 18:21-35, for Peter's question about how many times to forgive, and the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant, the lesson is that forgiveness is to be our way of life. Parable of the Pearl of Great Price Sermon (Complete) by Murdo Ewen MacDonald http://commons.ptsem.edu/id/03341-2 Sermon (Complete) by Murdo Ewen MacDonald Topics: Parables , Theology , Discipleship , Faith Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) This audio-recorded sermon on Matthew 13:45-46 and joy is the first of a five-part series on the parables of Jesus. "The main emphasis in Christianity is not on what we lose but what we actually gain." Parable of the Talents Devotional https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/parable-talents Devotional Topics: Parable , Kingdom of God Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling This devotional on the Parable of the Three Servants in Matthew 25:14-30 discusses how God gives us gifts to develop the Kingdom of God. We need to risk using our gifts instead of hiding them. Parable of the Fruitless Fig Tree Image by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome http://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/lent/arts-and-faith-for-lent/cycle-c/arts-and-faith-week-3-of-lent-cycle-c Image by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome Topics: Parables , Lent , Conversion , Hope Source: Loyola Press ... homage to orthodox icons, Alexey Pismenny depicts the "Parable of the Fruitless Fig Tree" in a composition ... scenes calls us to conversion, just like the parable told to those hearing the words of... Parable of the Lost Sheep Image https://www.blueletterbible.org/images/Matthew/imageDisplay/hs3_70_b Image Topics: Parable , Sheep , Jesus Source: Blue Letter Bible An image of a shepherd bringing home a lost sheep, as in Jesus' parable (Matthew 18:12-14; Luke 15:4-7). Full Text Hymns on Parables In Parables the Lord doth shewPD
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Parable of the Unmerciful Servant Image http://pitts.emory.edu/dia/image_details.cfm?ID=15862&referrer=preachingandworship.org Image Topics: Parable , Forgiveness , Art Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Jesus' Parable of the Unforgiving Servant in Matthew 18:21-35 poses one servant receiving forgiveness of a great debt from his master, but then this servant refuses to forgive a fellow servant a much smaller debt. Parable of the Talents Drama by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/10/childrens-drama-matthew-25-14-30.html Drama by Christine Longhurst Topics: Parable , Children , Jesus , Talent Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents Carolyn Brown's drama in which several children act out Jesus' parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30). Brown paper lunch bags marked "$$$$" are used to represent the talents. Parable and interpretation? Article by Steve Thorngate https://www.christiancentury.org/blog-post/sundays-coming/parable-and-interpretation-matthew-20 Article by Steve Thorngate Topics: Parables , Equality , Interpretation , Generosity Source: The Christian Century In a context of scarcity, it’s important to be first. But the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard in Matthew 20:1-16 suggests that God operates out of abundance. Parable of the Sower Image by Samuel Wesley http://pitts.emory.edu/dia/image_details.cfm?ID=13817&referrer=preachingandworship.org Image by Samuel Wesley Topics: Parable , Art Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive An engraving by John Sturt (1658–1730), based on Jesus' parable of the sower in Mark 4. In "The history of the New Testament" by Samuel Wesley (1662-1735). Parable of the Talents Image by Otto Elliger http://pitts.emory.edu/dia/image_details.cfm?ID=112775&referrer=preachingandworship.org Image by Otto Elliger Topics: Parable , Talent , Art Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive This engraving depicts Jesus parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30. The servant who buried the one talent given him by his master for safe-keeping is bound and thrown outside into the darkness. Parable of the Talents Sermon (Complete) by Judy Kincaid http://asermonforeverysunday.com/sermons/a52-twenty-fourth-sunday-pentecost-year Sermon (Complete) by Judy Kincaid Topics: Parable , Talent Source: A Sermon for Every Sunday In this sermon on the Parable of Talents, Dr Kincaid shares a childhood story of preparing a meal with her siblings in order to explain that Jesus' parable is not about money or ability, but trust. Parables: Stories Jesus Told Children's Sermon by Mary Hoffman http://storypath.upsem.edu/parables-stories-jesus-told/ Children's Sermon by Mary Hoffman Topics: Parables , Parable , Jesus , Good Source: Storypath In this picture book Mary Hoffman tells the story of eight of Jesus' parables for ages 4+, followed by her explanation of the parable's meaning. Parable (mustard seeds) Image by Paul Roorda http://gallery.paulroorda.com/mixed-media/Parable_Mustard_Seeds_processed Image by Paul Roorda Topics: Parables , Art This contemporary art piece by Peter Roorda depicst Jesus' parable of the mustard seed from Matthew 13:31–32, Mark 4:30–32 and Luke 13:18–19. It uses Mustard seeds, paper, thread and beeswax.