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Title: Parables


1
Parables Teachings of Jesus
  • By Edgar Varela

2
What are Parables?
  • Metaphors or similes drawn from nature or common
    life.
  • Contain some element that is strange or unusual.
  • Not meant to be understood immediately.
  • Describe how God interacts with His people.

3
Most Common Imagery in Bible
  • Shepherd/Sheep
  • Mentioned more than 500 times
  • Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Jacobs sons, Moses, and
    King David
  • Parable of the Lost Sheep
  • Luke 151-7
  • Matthew 1812-14
  • cf. John 101-21
  • cf. Ezekiel 341-31

4
Most Common Imagery in Bible
  • Vineyards
  • Wine was an important valuable commodity
  • Many houses had vines
  • People of God as vineyards God as caretaker
  • Vineyard Parallels
  • Psalm 801-20 Prayer to Restore Gods Vineyard
  • Isaiah 51-7 The Vineyard Song
  • Ezekiel 171-24 The Eagles and the Vine
  • John 151-17 The Vine and the Branches

5
Parables Unique to Luke
  • Parable of the Lost Coin
  • 158-10
  • Parable of the Prodigal Son
  • 1511-32
  • Deuteronomy 2118-21
  • Jesus teaches a different message in Luke
  • Parable of the Unjust Steward
  • 161-9
  • Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus
  • 1619-31

6
Teachings of Jesus
  • On Serving Two Masters
  • Q Source Luke 1613 Matthew 624
  • Concerning the Law
  • Q Luke 1616-17 Matthew 1112-13 518
  • Last part is a Triple Tradition
  • Concerning Divorce
  • Triple Tradition Mark 1011-12 Matthew 199
    Luke 1618
  • cf. Deut. 2115-17

7
Common Themes In Parables
  • It is important that a lost person repents and
    returns to God.
  • God wants to save everyone, especially the
    lonely, sick, sinners, outcasts, and poor.
  • Rejoicing after someone returns to God
  • Seen in the Parables of the Lost Sheep, Lost
    Coin, and Lost (Prodigal) Son.
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