A Journey Through the Parables of Jesus

Parables were one of Jesus' favorite methods of teaching. Through these engaging stories, He challenged and shepherded his listeners to discern the gospel message. In this Lenten series, we journeyed through some of Jesus' parables, trying to place ourselves among the first century crowds, listening to and discussing Jesus' own words about the kingdom of heaven, God's love, grace, and mercy, and our destiny as God's children. The series was led by David Monyak..

Downloads: Presentations

1. Introduction. The Parable of the Sower. The Parables of Lostness

2. Parables Concerning God and Prayer. Parables About Israel

3. Parables About Grace and Responsibility. Parables About Discipleship

4. Parables of the Present Kingdom

5. Parables of the Great Day of the Lord's Coming

6. Parables About the Use of Wealth

References

 

The Parables. Understanding the Stories Jesus Told, by Simon J Kistemaker. Baker Books, 1980. ISBN-13: 978-0801063916

The Parables of Jesus, by David Wenham. IVP Academic, 1989. ISBN 978-04308-12864

Stories with Intent. A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus, by Klyne Snodgrass, 2008, Eerdmans Publishing Co., ISBN 978-0-8028-4241-1

A Journey Through the Parables, by Fr. John Jay Hughes. Audio CD Course. Now You Know Media.

Audio excerpts from: The Listener’s NIV MP3 Audio Bible, narrated by Max McLean