Sadie, the Prayer Dog
Commenting on Luke 13:1-9, Alyce McKenzie encourages us to heed the parable’s urgent call to repentance - and not miss out on joy!
The Power of Persistence, Part 2
Alyce McKenzie’s commentary on Luke 18:9-14 focuses on the tax collector’s prayer, elucidating the difference between the genuine humility through which God can work and the self-deprecation that keeps us from trusting God to work.
Parables of Our Lord
This study resource lists the parables of Jesus by text, location, and lesson.
Parables in the Old Testament
This list of parables recorded in the Old Testament lists the parable, where it was spoken, and the scriptural reference.
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 the Generous One
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 Unforgiving Servant
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
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 and Capitalism
This parable is not about capitalism. A talent represents the bounty of life, as well as the gift of faith. It is incumbent upon us to invest our gifts to further the kingdom, not hide them....
Parable of the Talents
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.
Resurrection Apprehension: Lots of Ideas to Calm Those Easter Sermon Fears
Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension, but Louis E. Lotz helps by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts.
Parables: Portals to Another World
"Parables are not illustrations. . . they are the jeweled portals of another world." This is a sermon illustration by Walter Wink exploring the characteristics of parables, appropriate for John 14:24, Matthew 13:35, and Luke 8:10.
Full Text Hymns on Parables
In Parables the Lord doth shewPD
Parable of the sowerPD
The Kingdom of GodPD
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Parable of the Talents
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.
Parable of the Unmerciful Servant
Jesus' Parable of the Unforgiving Servant 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 Fruitless Fig Tree
... 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 (mustard seeds)
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.
Parable of the Weeds
Jesus tells the Parable of the Weeds as the action takes place in the background. Engraved by John Sturt (1658–1730)
Parables: Inside and Out
Fr Euan Marley calls on us to understand that we are to live in Christ's parables in this sermon on Isaiah 55:10-11, Matthew 13:1-52, and Romans 8:18-23.
Parable of the Lost Sheep
This engraving by Otto Elliger depicts Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep, with a shepherd leaving ninety-nine sheep to go in search of the one that is lost
Parables: Stories Jesus Told
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.