Parable of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl of Great Price Jesus had just finished explaining to the disciples the meaning of the Parable of Wheat and the Tares, and these two short parables are a continuance of His discussion of the “kingdom of heaven.” He expressed truths about the kingdom in three pairs of parablesContinue reading “PARABLES OF JESUS – 15”


Parable of Wise and Foolish Builders Jesus famously used the analogy of wise and foolish builders in this well-known parable. The foolish individual listened to Jesus’ words and then promptly ignored them, acting like a man who built his house on a foundation of sand. The wise individual, however, listened to the words of Jesus and put them intoContinue reading “PARABLES OF JESUS – 14”


Parable of the Lost Sheep The meaning is simple yet profound: lost humans need a loving, personal Savior. Jesus taught this lesson three times in succession to drive home his meaning. God deeply loves and cares personally for us as individuals. We are valuable to him and he will seek far and wide to bringContinue reading “PARABLES OF JESUS – 13”


Parable of the Two Sons The Parable of the Two Sons can be found in (Matthew 21:28-32). The basic story is of a man with two sons who told them to go work in the vineyard. The first son refused, but later obeyed and went. The second son initially expressed obedience, but actually disobeyed and refusedContinue reading “PARABLES OF JESUS – 12”


The parable of the persistent widow REF : LUKE 18: 1-18 The title of this parable that Jesus told His disciples says everything. It is called the “parable of the persistent widow.” Her persistence is what set her apart and is the basis of what Jesus wanted to teach us through this parable. What would have happened ifContinue reading “PARABLES OF JESUS – 11”


The Log and the Speck It’s easy to see all the little deficiencies and annoying things in others, but not so easy to see our own much-larger character flaws. In his parables and sayings, Jesus got the attention of His audience by using familiar images. Since farming, herding, and fishing were the three most commonContinue reading “PARABLES OF JESUS – 10”


The Parable of the Mustard Seed – 2 Some interpreters try to connect the previous parable―The Parable of the Sower―with this, believing that all the parables spoken by Jesus were linked together to bring forth one substantial meaning. The Parable of the Sower in Mathew 13:3-9, states, “And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘AContinue reading “PARABLES OF JESUS – 8”