If something is parabolic it probably has to do with a little curves and a lot of math. Or… it’s the study of all things parables in the Gospel accounts. Jesus was the master story teller. His skills go beyond the parables themselves to how he interacted with his friends and enemies. How often he ignores a question that is asked him. Other times he takes the time to answer a question thoughtfully.
As we go through these parables note that there are times that Jesus speaks a metaphor but doesn’t elaborate it into a parable – and therefore it didn’t make our Bible study. That doesn’t meant that his point was any less powerful. His line about the camel going through the eye of a needle is a great example.
This summer we start a Group Bible Study on Jesus parables.
Parables – 2 The Pearl and the Hidden Treasure – What is more valuable to you? / Mustard See – What does the kingdom of God look like? / Seed Growing Secretly – The gospel works even if you don’t see it.
Parables – 8 Good Samaritan – Who is my neighbor
Parables – 9 The Rich Fool – Greed
Parables – 10 The Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin – God’s Love for the Lost 1
Parables – 11 The Prodigal Son – God’s Love for the Lost II
Parables – 12 The Unjust Steward/Parable of the Talents – Who’s money is it?
Parables – 13 The Rich Man and Lazarus – Purpose of Life – efficacy of the Gospel / Leaven – Gospel Works