Jesus was a profound story-teller.  We refer to his stories as “parables” which we have defined as “earthly stories with heavenly meanings.”  Jesus didn’t merely tell stories to entertain his listeners.  He told these stories to prove a point, demonstrate a principle, or simply reveal to the hearers something about the heart of the heavenly Father: what He thinks, how He works in the world, and what He considers to be important.  While set into the context of first century Judaism, these stories have something to say to people of every age.  So we pray, “Lord Jesus, tell me a story.  Help me to listen and apply the story to my own life and circumstances.”

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TELL ME A STORY: The Parables of Jesus

  • Sunday, May 29: The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-24)
  • Sunday, June 5: Lamp Under a Bowl (Matthew 5:14-16)
  • Sunday, June 12: The Sower and the Seed (Matthew 13:3-9)
  • Sunday, June 19: The Pharisee and the Publican (Luke 18:9-14)
  • Sunday, June 26: Friend at Midnight (Luke 11:1-13)
  • Sunday, July 3: The Wise and Foolish Builders (Matthew 7:24-27)
  • Sunday, July 10: The Wedding Banquet (Matthew 22:1-14)
  • Sunday, July 17: The Weeds Among the Wheat (Matthew 13:24-30)
  • Sunday, July 24: The Arrogant Wedding Guest (Luke 14:7-11)
  • July 31: The 10 Bridesmaids (Matthew 25:1-13)
  • August 7: The Unmerciful Servant (Matthew 18:23-34)
  • August 14: The Rich Fool (Luke 12:16-21)
  • August 21: The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)
  • August 28: The Hidden Treasure (Matthew 13:44-45
  • September 4: The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)
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