The Good Samaritan

Text: Luke 10:30-37 Jesus often used parables in His teaching – using an everyday illustration to describe a spiritual truth. In this parable, Jesus described one who was beaten by robbers and left for dead on the side of the road. Three men passed by him, but only one stopped to help. As we study this, we […]

The Talents

Text: Matthew 25:14-30 Jesus often used parables in His teaching – using an everyday illustration to describe a spiritual truth. In this parable, Jesus described a man going on a journey and entrusting his slaves with his possessions. We will see there were three slaves and each received different amounts of money (talents) to manage. […]

The Laborers in the Vineyard

Text: Matthew 20:1-16 Jesus often used parables in His teaching – using an everyday illustration to describe a spiritual truth. In this parable, Jesus talked about a landowner hiring laborers for his vineyard. As we study this, we are going to attempt to identify the MAIN point. Once we do that, we will see how […]

The Sower

Text: Luke 8:5-8, 11-15 Jesus often used parables in His teaching – using an everyday illustration to describe a spiritual truth. In this parable, Jesus talked about a sower who went out to sow his seed. Many points could be made from this, but we are going to attempt to identify the MAIN point. Once […]

Two Men Went Up to Pray

Text: Luke 18:9-14 Jesus used two widely-held stereotypes to make a point in this passage. Pharisees were recognized as religious leaders (officially or unofficially) who scrupulously kept the law. Tax collectors were often viewed as traitors because of their work for the Romans. In Jesus’ parable, both men went to the temple to pray; yet […]

Jeremiah and the Parable of the Sower

Text: Matthew 13:3-9 One of the more well-known parables of Jesus is the parable of the sower. It is a simple parable – its basic point can be explained quickly, yet it teaches an important lesson. It is also one we can build upon to draw out other points. In this lesson, we are going to consider […]

The Road to Jericho

Text: Luke 10:30-37 In this lesson, we’re going to visit one who was traveling the road to Jericho. As we travel down the road to Jericho, we will learn about loving our neighbor. Life Is Uncertain We probably immediately think of this as it relates to the victim – he did not go out expecting […]