Parables of Jesus (Watchful & Faithful Servants)

The parables of the watchful and faithful servants are often seen as separate parables to many people. Although they have a different story line and they don’t include the exact same characters, there are many striking similarities between them. Not only that, but Jesus connects these two parables because of a question asked by Peter…

Church: The Biblical Meaning

The word “church” is often thrown around as much as the word “Christian” is in the English language. With much usage, comes much opportunity for misuse and misinterpretation and the meaning of a word can become lost or changed over time. I believe this has occurred with the word “church” today. What is the church?…

Parables of Jesus (The Rich Fool)

The parable of the rich fool is one of the many parables Jesus taught about the idea of money. Money is one of the most mentioned subjects Jesus teaches on and it is interesting to think about why this is. This parable describes a man who thinks just like we do and it is a…

Parables of Jesus (The Friend at Midnight)

The parable of the friend at midnight is a parable clearly about prayer. Some may argue that this is a parable about persistence of prayer or that prayer must be done in a certain way at a certain time. These theories, however, have legitimacy issues when we look at other biblical text and implication of…

Parables of Jesus (The Good Samaritan)

When it comes to famous and popular parables, there may be none that makes the top of the list more than the parable of the Good Samaritan. This parable has been the basis of many sermons, articles, and bible studies and it never disappoints. This parable is rich with applicable significance for us today but…

Parables of Jesus (The Two Debtors)

The parable of the two debtors is one of my favorite parables as it alludes to the kingdom of God in an extraordinary way. This parable takes place in Luke chapter 7. The parable itself only takes up two verses, but the effects of the parable last an eternity. Let’s dive into the parable of…

Equality: Race, Gender, and Wealth

When it comes to equality and treating everyone equally with the same respect, there is nothing more prevalent in today’s society especially in light of recent events. The world is all about equality, and yet the world is divided against itself on that issue. How are Christians supposed to view equality? Is it something to…

Parables of Jesus (The Waiting Servants)

The parable of the absent householder or the waiting servants is a short parable in Mark 13. This parable comes at the end of a teaching about the destruction of Jerusalem. The context in which this parable lies is imperative to understanding its original meaning and intent. Let’s dig in to discover this parable. 

Parables of Jesus (The Growing Seed)

The parable of the growing seed is only recorded in the gospel according to Mark. It is a short little parable that has a powerful message hidden within the words of the parable. We are going to look at this parable’s meaning and significance to help us develop the best understanding for this parable. Let’s…