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...]

A List of the Parables in Matthew 13

The parables are great lessons that we can apply to our own Christian life.  Here is a list of the parables in Matthew chapter 13.What is a Parable and its Purpose? The Greek word for “parable” is “parabole” and closely resembles that in the Old Testament where the Hebrew word is “masal.” The word “parable” literally means “to cast” (bole) something “alongside” (para) or to “throw to the side” so a parable is a comparison of two or more things that are cast aside something to make a teaching … [Read more...]

Parable of the Prodigal Son: Summary, Meaning and Commentary

What is the meaning of the Parable of the Prodigal Son?  Who do the characters represent and what is there that we can learn from this parable?The Parable as Told by Jesus The Parable of the Prodigal Son was told by Jesus in Luke 15:11-32 and came right after He had told the Parable of the Lost Sheep and the Parable of the Lost Coin and His audience were the scribes and Pharisees who were complaining to Jesus that He associated with tax collectors and sinners (Luke 15:1-2) and so this … [Read more...]

Parable Of The Talents: Meaning, Summary and Commentary

The Parable of the Talents has something very important to teach us. What lesson is Jesus trying to communicate to us through this parable?What is a Parable? A parable is a story that tries to explain a concept or lesson to the listeners using things or actions that the listener can easily identify with.  It is a comparison of two things that is told through a story that sometimes have two meanings.  Jesus frequently used parables and sometimes the parables were given to hide the meaning f … [Read more...]