The Parables of Jesus: The Special Gifts,14 October 2018

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Preacher: Stephen Baxter

Simple stories. Profound truth.

The Parables of Jesus are found in the first three gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke. They are a very important part of the teachings of Jesus and make up approximately one third of what is recorded of his teachings. No wonder, Christians count them very highly.

Many of the parables are about everyday life. They include a woman baking bread, a farmer sowing seed, a man knocking on his neighbour’s door at night, a woman losing a coin or a wayward son’s homecoming. Despite their seeming normalness, the parables are about major spiritual and religious matters. Although they can often seem simple, yet deep and profound truths central to the teachings of Jesus. British scholar William Barclay summed up by saying a parable is “an earthly story with a heavenly meaning.

In this series we explore 8 of the Jesus’ parables looking at the deep truths they point to allowing them to speak to us today.

Bible Reading today: Matthew 25:14-30 (NIV)