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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! Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce M. McKenzie
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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce McKenzie
Parables of Our Lord This study resource lists the parables of Jesus by text, location, and lesson. Resource type: Study Guide Source: Blue Letter Bible 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. Resource type: Article Source: Blue Letter Bible Parable 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." Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Day1 Author: Frederick Buechner 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. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: John Navone 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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The High Calling Author: L. Gregory Jones 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." Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) Author: Murdo Ewen MacDonald 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.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Sunday Website Author: John Kavanaugh 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. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling 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. Resource type: Article Source: Reformed Worship Author: Louis E. Lotz
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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Walter Wink Full Text Hymns on Parables In Parables the Lord doth shewPD
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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. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: A Sermon for Every Sunday Author: Judy Kincaid 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 Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: Martin Luther 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... Resource type: Image Source: Loyola Press Author: Daniella Zsupan-Jerome 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. Resource type: Image Source: gallery.paulroorda.com Author: Paul Roorda 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) Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: Samuel Wesley 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. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Torch Author: Euan Marley O.P. 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 Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: David Martin 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. Resource type: Children's Sermon Source: Storypath Author: Mary Hoffman
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