5) THE PARABLE OF THE TALENTS

The parable of “The Wise And Foolish Virgins” stresses the need to be “prepared”(Mt 25:1-13), The parable of “The Talents” stresses the need to be “productive “ The first emphasizes “watching”for the Lord; the latter, “working” for the Lord I. THE PARABLE AND ITS LESSONS A) EVALUATED ACCORDING TO HIS OWN ABILITY 2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, orContinue reading “5) THE PARABLE OF THE TALENTS”

4) THE PARABLE OF THE COSTLY PEARL

Matthew 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. 45. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46. Who, when he had found oneContinue reading “4) THE PARABLE OF THE COSTLY PEARL”

3) THE WHEAT AND TARES

Matthew 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.  27. So theContinue reading “3) THE WHEAT AND TARES”

1) THE PARABLE OF THE MUSTARD SEED

Our English word “parable” is a transliteration of the Greek parabole (pronounced para-bow-LAY) which simply means “to place beside, to cast alongside.” A parable, then, is a story that places one thing beside another for the purpose of teaching. It puts the known next to the unknown so that we may learn. When Jesus said, “The kingdomContinue reading “1) THE PARABLE OF THE MUSTARD SEED”