The Parables of Jesus
Everyone loves and remembers a great story. Stories are engaging, suspenseful, funny, and oftentimes you learn something at the end. That’s why Jesus taught primarily in story form. Whether it was illustrating the love of God, exemplifying how to live a Christ-centered life, or showing the importance of persistence in prayer, the parables of Jesus were meant to serve as teachable moments for the disciples and everyone listening. And there are a lot of them. Throughout the next six weeks, you’ll be reading through thirty of the parables Jesus told. That’s a lot of stories - it’s almost every one of them we have recorded in the Gospels! Keep in mind that some may be easier to understand than others, and different parables will speak to different people in different ways. Still, every one of them is valuable for your group to read and discuss in order to better understand the message of Jesus. Parables have so many layers of meaning and application. Once you start your discussion about them, you may find it difficult to stop! Jesus told these stories to make it easier for us to understand the heart of God and how we can live in light of these truths. It is important to first point your group towards the original context of these stories. After that, move towards understanding how it applies to us today.
Inside The Guide
Each guide is broken up into six weeks. Below is a small insight into each week.