The Two Sons

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Summer in The Parables Parable of The Two Sons Matthew 21:23-32 (NLT) The Authority of Jesus Challenged 23 When Jesus returned to the Temple and began teaching, the leading priests and elders came up to him. They demanded, “By what authority are you doing all these things? Who gave you the right?” 24 “I’ll tell you by what authority I …

Forgive

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Matthew 18:21-35 (NLT) 21 Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” 22 “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven! 23 “Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had …

Wise & Foolish Builder

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Matthew 7:24-27 (NIV) “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mineand puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears …

The Good Samaritan

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Luke 10:25-37New King James Version (NKJV) The Parable of the Good Samaritan And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?” So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your …

The Great Feast

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Summer in the Parables: The Great Feast Luke 14: 15-24 1. What is the setting in which Jesus told this parable? Day: Sabbath Location: House of the Ruler of the Pharisees Audience: Pharisees and the experts in religious law “Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles.” Ed Cole, founder of Christian Men’s Network. 2. The Parable Luke 14:15-24 (NLT) Parable of …

The Prodigal Sons

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The Prodigal Sons Who is the audience and what is the setting? What is their culture? Jesus in this moment shows He is the embodied human heart of God who longs for His wayward children to return. ‭‭‬‬ Luke‬ ‭15:11-32‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬ “Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give …

Finding the Good Ground

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Finding the Good Ground Crowds Follow Jesus Mark 3:7-10 NLT 7 Jesus went out to the lake with His disciples, and a large crowd followed Him. They came from all over Galilee, Judea, 8 Jerusalem, Idumea, from east of the Jordan River, and even from as far north as Tyre and Sidon. The news about His miracles had spread far …

The Ten Virgins

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Summer in the Parables The Ten Virgins Matthew 25:1-13 Questions: 1. Who is the audience? Jesus is speaking to His disciples. 2. What is the setting? They are just outside of Jerusalem sitting on the Mount of Olives. Matthew 24:37-51 3. What is the story being told? • He is speaking to His church – His bride. • vs. 1- …

Hidden Treasure

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A Summer in the Parables Hidden Treasure/Pearl of Great Price A Parable is an illustration or story that compares or contrasts an earthly reality with a spiritual truth for the purpose of teaching. Parables are full of symbolism and imagery and always use everyday people in familiar settings with ordinary objects to convey its point. As Jesus told His Parables, …