Studying the Parables of Jesus – #4

Over the last few weeks, we have looked to the gospels, to see what the Parables of Jesus have to say to us, and how they tell us how to live our lives. Obviously, with there being 46 parables, we will be unable to look at them in as much detail as we did with the Parable of Sower and the Parable of the Good Samaritan.

Either if you are planning to study the parables of Jesus alone, or as a small group, I recommend you read this post. We have compiled a number of tips, great resources and helpful links to other great websites, all related to the parables of Jesus.

The Bible mentions the words ‘unity’ and ‘family’ over 200 times in the Bible, which shows us, that today Christians the importance of having other people on which you can rely on when your faith dwindles still remains. Studying God’s word and the parables of Jesus are a great way to build such trust and friendships.

Screen Shot 2016-06-19 at 07.39.17biblemeanings.info – This site, is a great resource which provides great detail into what Jesus was telling us when he told each of the parables. It also provides an easy link (shown right) to click on to select a parable, from a specific gospel.

As well as this, the site is definitely worth a look at, as it has a huge database of explanations for every verse in 17 of the most prominent books of the Bible. You can find all of this, by clicking here.

Tips for understanding the Parables of Jesus:

  • Remember the cultural gap – when reading Jesus’ parables. We need to remember Jesus originally told these parables to people around 2000 years around, who had very different traditions and practices.
  • Not every minor detail has significance – which you should look at in detail and try to decipher a meaning from.

I hope this post has helped in some way and look forward to another post next week in which we will be looking at The Parable of The Prodigal Son.

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