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...
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.
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.
The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven are studied together in this session.
The Parables of the Treasure, the Pearl, and the Dragnet were shared only with Christ's disciples rather than with the multitudes.
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.
The Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard is a simple description of those who have responded to the call to enter into Salvation.
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.
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.
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 Virgins...
The Parable of the Vineyard is discussed verse by verse in this bible study, in which the theme is God sending His Son.
The theme of the Parables of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin is repentance of sinners.
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.
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.
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 Lazarus'...
The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats is a description of the Second Coming and the judgment of humanity.
The Publican and the Pharisee is a lesson about humility and pride.
The message of this parable is found in the first verse, "men always ought to pray and not lose heart."
Studying the Parable of the Rich Fool allows for an opportunity to explore various bible passages regarding wealth and trust in God.
This parable focuses on the Second Coming of Christ. The study includes several bible passages regarding a state of readiness for Christ's return.
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.
These two brief parables teach us the importance of planning in our lives if we are to enter into God's Kingdom.
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.
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