Sunday, March 16, 2014

P1 Where to find Jesus' parables

Matthew 13:1-3a That day Jesus went out of the house and was sitting by the sea. 2 And large crowds gathered to Him, so He got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd was standing on the beach. 3 And He spoke many things to them in parables....".

Introduction and Review:
Over the past couple of days we have looked at defining what a parable is with yesterday's post featuring some ways in which we can begin understanding Jesus' parables.  This blogger felt it necessary to give scripture references for the reader whose curiosity might be piqued, since we are talking about Jesus' parables . Many different Bible dictionaries, Bible encyclopedias, and handbooks can be consulted by the reader in wanting to know where each of the parables are found.  For today's post and the next couple of days this blogger will be drawing from the resource produced by Holman publishers entitled: "Bible Atlas with Charts and Reconstructions". The reason for this choice is because of its thoroughness and fairly recent date of publication.1 What follows below is a listing of Jesus' parables, with scripture references, as taken from the aforementioned resource. I would encourage the reader to look at least one of these parables, since Jesus taught on so many subjects that are applicable to today.

1. The speck and the log. Matt 7:1-6; Luke 6:37-42

2. The two houses.  Matt. 7:24-27; Lk 6:47-49

3. Children in the marketplace. Matt. 11:16-19; Lk 7:32-34

4. The two debtors. Lk 7:41-43

5. The unclean spirit. Mt 12:43-45; Lk 11:24-26

6. The rich fool. Lk 12:16-21

7. The barren fig tree. Lk 13:6-9

8. The sower. Matt. 13:3-8; Mk 4:3-8; lk 8:5-8

9. The tares. Matt 13:24-30

10. The seed. Mark 4:26-29

11. The grain of mustard seed. Matt. 13:31-32; Mark 4:31-32; Lk 13:19

12. The leaven. Matt. 13:33; Lk 13:21

More tomorrow......
1. Paul H. Wright. "Holman Quicksource: Bible Atlas with Charts and Reconstructions". 2005. Holman Publishers. Pages 322-325.

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