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Parables Bible Study 1A: Overview and Outline

Provided by Fr. Evan Armatas, twenty-seven bible study sessions are available within this series of Parables. They are meant to be followed in a given order, as each session builds upon previous...

Parables Bible Study 1B: The Sower

The Parable of the Sower is possibly the best known parable. It is regarded as Christ's first parable, and His reason for using parables as a specific teaching device is given here.

Parables Bible Study 2: The Wheat and the Tares

The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares is of a farmer's decision to allow the weeds sown by an enemy to grow together with the wheat and separate the two at harvest.

Parables Bible Study 4: The Treasure, the Pearl, and the Dragnet

The Parables of the Treasure, the Pearl, and the Dragnet were shared only with Christ's disciples rather than with the multitudes.

Parables Bible Study 5: The Unmerciful Servant

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant is about forgiveness. When we are forgiven we must forgive others. Spiritual disciplines are also discussed as part of this bible study.

Parables Bible Study 6: The Laborers and the Vineyard

The Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard is a simple description of those who have responded to the call to enter into Salvation.

Parables Bible Study 7: The Marriage Feast of the King's Son

The Parable of the Marriage Feast of the King's Son focuses on the Kingdom of Heaven. This bible study explores the allegory of the marriage and characters and discusses the wedding garment.

Parables Bible Study 8: The Ten Virgins

The Parable of the Ten Virgins teaches us to be prepared for the Second Coming of our Lord. The symbolism of the use of virgins, oil, and the Bridegroom are discussed.

Parables Bible Study 9: The Talents

The Parable of the Talents bible study focuses on the character of the two servants who doubled their master's talents. Contrasts and comparisons are made to the both the Parable of the Ten...

Parables Bible Study 10: The Vineyard (Wicked Husbandmen)

The Parable of the Vineyard is discussed verse by verse in this bible study, in which the theme is God sending His Son.

Parables Bible Study 12: The Prodigal Son

The Parable of the Prodigal Son continues the theme of repentance. No matter how far we stray from God, if we return to Him in penitence, He will accept us.

Parables Bible Study 13: The Unrighteous Steward

In the Parable of the Unrighteous Steward, we study the concept that we should be more in search of the Kingdom of Heaven than the materials of this world.

Parables Bible Study 14: The Rich Man and Lazarus

The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus teaches us to be compassionate and loving toward others through the consequences of the Rich Man's hardness of heart and the reward of heaven for...

Parables Bible Study 15: The Sheep and the Goats

The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats is a description of the Second Coming and the judgment of humanity.

Parables Bible Study 17: The Tenacious Widow

The message of this parable is found in the first verse, "men always ought to pray and not lose heart."

Parables Bible Study 18: The Rich Fool

Studying the Parable of the Rich Fool allows for an opportunity to explore various bible passages regarding wealth and trust in God.

Parables Bible Study 19: The Servants Waiting for Their Lord

This parable focuses on the Second Coming of Christ. The study includes several bible passages regarding a state of readiness for Christ's return.

Parables Bible Study 20: The Great Supper

Through the study of the Parable of the Great Supper, we come to understand our continuous rejection of God's invitation to His Kingdom by our excuses.

Parables Bible Study 21: The Tower Builder and the King Who Would Go to War

These two brief parables teach us the importance of planning in our lives if we are to enter into God's Kingdom.

Parables Bible Study 22: The Good Shepherd

The Parable of the Good Shepherd study includes scripture from Ezekiel and Jeremiah to discuss the prophecies of Jesus' coming and laying down His life for His sheep.

Click on the title below to obtain each lesson currently available within the series.

Camp Emmanuel 

Children's Parables 

The Christian Life 


The Great Feasts 

I AM (Leader Edition)  

I AM (Participant Edition)  

Introduction to Orthodoxy  

Parables Bible Study  

The Prophecies  


Second Sundays