Parables of Jesus (The Wedding Banquet)

The parable of the wedding banquet may be one of the most important parables for understanding how the kingdom of God works. This parable can seem very confusing with a bunch of moving parts. This parable also carries with it the major themes that Jesus has been discussing through his parables. What is this parable…

Parables of Jesus (The Tenants)

The parable of the tenants is loaded with the history of Israel, the message of the prophets, and a future prediction. It can also be called the parable of the vineyard. This parable is one of the most important parables for understanding what Jesus was doing at the time and what is happening in the…

Weekly Message: Lamentations (Ch.2)

Chapter 2 2:1-10 Jerusalem is speaking in the third person here. This section describes the result of the wrath of God that has taken place on the city. The Lord no longer dwells there. 2:11-19 The author begins to speak in first person here. Grief and sorrow over Jerusalem is a common theme throughout. Look…

Parables of Jesus: (The Two Sons)

This parable is a more simple parable given by Jesus yet, it is not without significant meaning. The parable of the two sons appears only in Matthew. We’re going to look at this parable and provide some application to it. Let’s begin. 

Weekly Message: Lamentations (Ch.1)

Background: The Hebrew title of this book is “‘ekah” meaning (How…!). It could also be referred to as “qinot” meaning “lamentations”. The author remains anonymous but some scholars point to Jeremiah as a possible option of authorship. Each chapter of this poetic literature, except for chapter 3, is 22 verses in length which is the…

Parables of Jesus (Workers in the Vineyard)

The next parable we are going to look at has always been one of my favorites. It takes place only in Matthew chapter 20. This parable is about what the kingdom of heaven is like, like most of them. A famous saying actually comes from this parable and we’re going to find out what that…

Justice

In a world that seems to be ever falling apart, the idea of justice seems to be non-existent at many points in our lives. The world seems unfair and unjust in how it treats people. Wrong is committed and justice is not served. How can a good God let all this injustice unfold? Will there…

Parables of Jesus (The Unmerciful Servant)

The next parable we are going to discuss in our series is one that cuts to the core of all human relationships. The parable deals with the idea of forgiveness. This parable comes in response to a question Peter, one of Jesus’ disciples, asks about forgiveness. It is a story that we can get frustrated…