Six Parables Of Jesus: A Bible Study With Commentary

Here is a look at six of Jesus’ parables with commentary. Luke 10:25-37 In the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus tells of a priest who when he saw a man lying on the way who had been beaten and robbed, went out of his way to avoid the man. Maybe he didn’t want to get involved, or maybe he was afraid he’d be next. Then came a Levite, sure he would help, wouldn’t he? Nope. He goes the same route the priest did, so neither one wanted to help and even went out of their way to stay out of it. It … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Talents

Here are my top seven Bible verses in referring to talents.Matthew 25:20 “And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’” Just before Jesus gave the Parable of the Talents, He was speaking in the context of His going away, only to return to judge those who are His own and determine what His followers have done with what God’s given them, as He said, “Watch therefore, f … [Read more...]

Parable of the Shrewd Manager: Summary, Meaning and Commentary

What does the Parable of the Shrewd Manager mean?  What lessons are there in this story for Christians today?What He Shrewd or Dishonest? Some translations have the heading of “The Parable of the Dishonest Manager” while others have it as “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” but whatever you call it, Jesus had a purpose in this parable as He did in every parable.  Jesus used natural things that we are familiar with to teach a biblical principle in ways that made it easier to understand and so … [Read more...]

Parable Of The Lost Coin: Summary, Meaning and Commentary

What was Jesus trying to tell His disciples and us when He gave the Parable of the Lost Coin?Once Lost, Now Found The old hymn Amazing Grace makes me think of the Parable of the Lost Coin because I was once hopelessly lost and it would take the supernatural work of God to find me because I was so blind and groping in the dark at one time.  It took the Holy Spirit to awaken me to the grace of God and so I never found God…He found me.  The old hymn didn’t say that God was found but “I was … [Read more...]

Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard: Summary, Meaning and Commentary

Jesus’ Parable of the Workers or Laborers in the Vineyard has meaning that some may miss.  What is Jesus trying to teach us in this parable?Jesus’ Use of Parables Jesus often uses parables to reveal what the kingdom of heaven is like. He portrays how one enters the kingdom and who the different characters are.  In this Parable of the Laborers or Workers in the Vineyard, there are things that He tells the disciples and us about the grace of God and that God is always more than fair.  Here is … [Read more...]

Parable of the 10 Virgins: Summary, Meaning and Commentary

  The Parable of the 10 Virgins has been a mystery for some but it is clear to others so what does this parable mean and what can we learn from it?Parables Purpose Jesus said that He spoke in parables to hide the meaning from the self-righteous but to make known the mystery of the kingdom to His own.  There is something special about the Parable of the Ten Virgins that many might.  He wanted to hide its meaning to those who thought they had a special relationship with God because of t … [Read more...]