Parables of Jesus (The Ten Minas)

The parable of the ten minas is a very similar parable to one we have already discussed in the parable of the talents. In Luke 19, where the ten minas parable takes place, some context is given that is not as clear as in Matthew 25 and thus it is worth looking over. These parables…

Government/Politics

Since today is the election, I thought it would be good for us to review some biblical perspectives on government and politics as we vote and await the results of this year’s election.

Parables of Jesus (Pharisee and Tax Collector)

The parable of the Pharisee and tax collector is one of my personal favorites of the parables. It’s simple nature allows the listeners of Jesus day and readers of today to put themselves in the context of the parable to find meaning and significance. As we discover the message of the parable, we’ll see how…

Parables of Jesus (The Persistent Widow)

The parable of the widow is a great parable on the power of prayer and courage. It is a parable that encourages followers of Jesus to keep going even when things seem tough. We will look at this parable in its context and apply its meaning and significance for us. Let’s begin. 

Parables of Jesus (Rich Man and Lazarus)

The passage in Luke about the rich man and Lazarus has been an epicenter of debate for years. The biggest questions surrounding this passage have to do with its validity on the afterlife and if it was an actual event. Is this a parable or not? Does this tell us what heaven and hell is…

Parables of Jesus (The Shrewd Manager)

The parable of the shrewd manager is an interesting parable to say the least. It seems like a parable we can follow but then it has a surprising ending with the type of language we are not used to hearing from Jesus. This parable has many levels of interpretation that all point to one common…

Parables of Jesus (The Builder and King)

The two small parables of the builder and the king is considered being a part of the category of the cost of discipleship and what it costs to follow Jesus. Although there is some legitimacy to these claims, if we only look at the parables this way, we miss a colossal point of Jesus’ central…

Parables of Jesus (The Great Banquet)

The parable of the banquet is a parable of obliterating preexisting status measures and revealing what the kingdom of God is really all about. This parable surprised the audience of Jesus and it is meant to surprise us too. The way in which the world works in terms of status haven’t changed much since Jesus’…

Parables of Jesus (The Barren Fig Tree)

The parable of the barren fig tree has an immense amount of cultural influence and perspective in its content. This parable, though it is short, contains the biblical story wrapped up in a few words. The biblical story can be seen through this parable and the nation of Jerusalem is at the epicenter of all…

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…