Parables of Jesus (The Ten Virgins)

The parable of the ten virgins comes right after a decisive teaching of Jesus in the gospel of Matthew. In the chapter before, Jesus just gave his teaching on the destruction of Jerusalem and his second coming. These parables that follow are all connected to the idea of Christ’s return. The parable of the virgins…

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…

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. 

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…

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…

Parables of Jesus (Lost Sheep/Coin/Son)

The next three parables we are going to explore I am collectively calling “The Lost Parables”. I title these three parables this way because they are all about finding something that is lost. We are going to look at the parable of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost or (prodigal) son. These…

Parables of Jesus (The Net)

The last parable in the collection of the kingdom parables is the parable about fish in the net. This parable is a grand finale of the parables to conclude what Jesus has been talking about with the kingdom of heaven. We’re going to look at this parable to gain understanding as well as look at…

Parables of Jesus (Hidden Treasure & Pearl)

As we move into the last few parables about the kingdom of heaven that Jesus talks about, there are two parables that are very small in length and can seem insignificant. However, the meaning of these two parables can transcend all assumptions of their value. The two parables are about a hidden treasure and a…

Parables of Jesus (Mustard Seed & Yeast)

Continuing our journey through the parables of Jesus, we have come to a set of seven parables all about the kingdom of heaven. We have discussed the parable of the sower and the parable of the weeds. We will now discuss two parables that are similar in theme and come right after one another in…