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Parables

Parables

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The Parable of the Rich Fool

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The Parable of the Rich Fool Mike Johnson   The parable of the Rich Fool is recorded in Luke 12:16-21.  Here, Jesus said:  And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:  And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no […]

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

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The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant Mike Johnson The parable of the Unmerciful Servant is recorded in Matthew 18:23-35.  This parable was preceded by Peter asking the question, “. . . how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?  Till seven times?”  Peter probably felt the number which he mentioned was […]

The Parable of the Tower

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THE PARABLE OF THE TOWER Mike Johnson   The parable of the Tower and the parable of the King are recorded in Luke 14:28-32.  Both of these parables show the importance of “counting the cost.” Verses 28-30 records the parable of the Tower which we will consider.  Here is the parable:  For which of you, intending […]

The Parable of the Two Sons

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THE PARABLE OF THE TWO SONS Mike Johnson This very interesting parable is recorded in Matthew 21:28-32. At this point, Jesus’ enemies were making an intense effort to discredit Him. After their attempt, He presented, “The Parable of the Two Sons.” Verses 23-27 reveal the circumstances surrounding this parable.   The chief priests and elders had […]

The Parable of the Chief Seats

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The Parable of the Chief Seats Mike Johnson “When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin […]

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

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The Parable of the Ten Virgins Mike Johnson  The “Parable of the Ten Virgins” is recorded in Matthew 25:1-13.  The passage says that there were ten virgins who were waiting for the return of a bridegroom.  He was delayed in coming, and the result was that five of the virgins, who were referred to as […]

The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree

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The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree Mike Johnson  Fig trees are mentioned quite often in God’s Word .  For example, Matthew 21 speaks of a withered fig tree; John 1 mentions a person being found under a fig tree; James 3:12 asks a question about fig tree.  The fig tree is also mentioned in […]

The Parable of the Pharisee & the Publican

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The Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican Mike Johnson  The  “Parable of the Pharisee and Publican” is only recorded in Luke18:9-14.   Jesus pointed out that a Pharisee and a publican both went into the temple to pray.  He then contrasted their prayers and attitudes. The parable is addressed to “certain which trusted themselves that they […]

The Parable of the Net

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The Parable of the Net Mike Johnson  In Matthew 13, there are several parables recorded.  In this article, the “Parable of the Net” will be examined.  It is recorded in verses 47-50.   Here is the parable. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of […]

The Parable of the Marriage Feast

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The Parable of the Marriage Feast Mike Johnson  In Matthew 21, Jesus presented “The Parable of the Two Sons,” and “The Parable of the Wicked Husbandman” after certain chief priests and elders had questioned His authority (21:23).  After hearing these parables, they perceived that Jesus was talking about them (21:45), and wanted to arrest Jesus […]

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure

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The Parable of the Hidden Treasure Mike Johnson  Matthew 13:44 records the Parable of the Hidden Treasure.  It says, “Again the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that […]

The Parable of the Great Supper

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THE PARABLE OF THE GREAT SUPPER Mike Johnson  “The Parable of the Great Supper” is recorded in Luke 14:16-26.  This parable was presented in the house of one of the chief Pharisees.  Verse one indicates that Jesus had gone there on the Sabbath day to eat bread.  While there, Jesus healed a man and also […]

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

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The Parable of the Mustard Seed Mike Johnson  Matthew 13:31-32 is one of the accounts where “The Parable of the Mustard Seed” is found, and it tells us about the growth of the kingdom. The passage says:  “Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of […]

The Parable of the Servant

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The Parable of the Servant Mike Johnson The Parable of the Servant is found in Luke 17:7-10. “But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? And will not rather say unto him, […]

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

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The Parable of the Lost Sheep Mike Johnson In Luke 15, there are three parables which teach the same general lesson.  They are “The Parable of the Lost Sheep,” “The Parable of the Lost Coin,” and “The Parable of the Prodical Son.”  In this article, we will discuss “The Parable of the Lost Sheep” which […]

The Parable of the Two Builders

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The Parable of the Two Builders Mike Johnson  From time to time a great deal of damage is done throughout our country and throughout the world as a result of extensive rainfall.  Flood waters, as well as mudslides, can cause death and destruction.  A house can actually topple down a hillside.  Such events, although tragic, […]

The Parable of the Sower

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The Parable of the Sower Mike Johnson One of the most familiar parables taught by Christ is the Parable of the Sower.  Most realize that a teacher has a great responsibility, but this parable emphasizes that hearing is very serious as well. The person who hears bears much responsibility.  The Parable of the Sower is […]

The Parable of the Wicked Husbandman

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The Wicked Husbandmen Mike Johnson  The Bible indicates that Jesus taught a great deal by parables.  He would take something that the people were familiar with and compare it to a spiritual truth in order to educate them.  In His parables, Jesus discussed such things as planting seeds, baking bread, finding a hidden treasure, going […]

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan Mike Johnson  In Luke 10:25, we read of a certain lawyer who tempted, or tested, Jesus with a question.  The question was, “What shall I do to inherit eternal life?”  Jesus responded by asking the lawyer to tell Him what was written in the law.  This question should have […]

The Parable of the Lost Son

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The Parable of the Lost Son Mike Johnson  There are three very well know parables recorded in Luke 15.  They are: the Parable of the Lost Sheep, the Parable of the Lost Coin, and the Parable of the Lost Son.  The setting in which Jesus presented these parables is recorded in verses 1-2.  The publicans […]

The Parables /Introduction

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The Parables (Introduction) Mike Johnson  “All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake He not unto them.”  (Mt. 13:34)  This passage tells us of the beginning of Christ’s teaching by parables.  It also indicates that one of the chief methods employed by Jesus in his instruction was the […]