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Bible Helps:     Parables of Jesus Christ

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Parables of Jesus Christ

"I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world."   (Matthew 13:35, Psalms 78:2)

Matthew: 40 parables
Luke: 18 parables
Mark: 3 parables
John: 3 parables

Matthew: 40 parables:

- 8 Parables of the Kingdom: Matthew 13

  1.   The parable of the Sower and the seeds, the four sort of grounds, Mat.13:3-23, Mk.4:3-9, Lk.8:5-8 - Why in Parables?
  2.   The parable of the Weeds, the Tares, Matt.13:24-30 and explained in 36-43 - What is the Kingdom? The Weeds in the Kingdom
  3.   The Mustard Seed: Matt.13:31-32, Mk..4:30-32; Lk.13:18-19 - The 3 Stages of the Kingdom,
  4.   The Yeast, the Leaven: Matt.13:33, Luke 13:20-21.
  5.   The Treasure Hid in the Field: Matt.13:44
  6.   The Pearl of Great Price: Matt.13:45-46
  7.   The Fishing Net into the See: Matt.13:47-50
  8.   The Householder: Matt.13:51-52

- 7 Parables of the Reprobation of Israel... and of the bad members of His Kingdom... You and I?, Matthew 20 to 23

  1.   The parable of the workers in the vineyard, Matt.20:1-16
  2.   The barren fig-tree, Matt.21:17-22 the power of prayer
  3.   The parable of the two sons, Matt.21:29-32 worse than the prostitutes
  4.   Parable of the Tenants, the wicked wine-dresses, Matt.21:33-46, the bad Jews and Christians kill even the Son, Jesus.
  5.   The parable of the wedding feast, Matt.22:1-14. Your life on earth is a Wedding Banquet
  6.   The Wedding Garment, Matthew 22:11-14
  7.   The 7 woes against the scribes and Pharisees, to cup the parables of reprobation, Matt.23

- 8 Parables of the end of times, Matthew 24-25

  1.   The Budding Fig Tree (Matt.24:32), Interpreting the Weather Signs
  2.   The Times of Noah, Matt.24:37-39.
  3.   The Rapture, Matt.24:40-42.
  4.   Coming like a Thief at Night, (Matt.24:42-44)
  5.   The faithful and wicked servant, (Matt.24:45-51), the Second Coming will be "soon"
  6.   The "Ten Virgins", or the "Ten Bridesmaids", (Matt.25:1-13):
  7.   The Parable of the Talents, (Matt.25:14-30): The Parable of the Ten Minas (Lk.19)
  8.   Sheep and goats, Matt.25:31-46, the Last Judgment

- 9 Parables of the Sermon of the Mountain:

  1.   Salt of the earth and light of the world - The Discarded Salt (Matt 5:13; Mark 9:50; Luke 14:34)
  2.   Lamp under a bowl, Mat.5:14-15 the Lamp (Matt 5:14-16; Mark 4:21; Luke 8:16, 11:31) and The City Set on a Hill (Matt. 5:14b)
  3.   The Body's Lamp (Matthew 6:22 f.; Luke 11:34-36)
  4.   The Birds of Heaven , Matthew 6:26; Luke 12:24
  5.   The Flowers of the Field (Matt 6:28-30; Luke 12:27f.)
  6.   The Son's Request (Matthew 7:9-11; Luke 11:11-13)
  7.   The Narrow and Wide Gates (Matt.7:13-14
  8.   The Tree and its Fruits (Matthew 7:16; Luke 6:43-49)
  9.   Wise and foolish builders, 7:21-27 the Two Builders (Matthew 7:24-27; Luke 6:47-49)

- Other 8 Parables in Matthew:

  1.   The Doctor and the Sick (Matthew 9:12; Mark 2:17; Luke 5: 31)
  2.   The Bridegroom's Attendants (Matt.9:15a; Mark 2:18 f.; Luke 5:34)
  3.   New cloth on an old coat, 9:16 The Patch and the Wineskins (Matt. 9:16 f.; Mark 2:21 f.; Luke 5:36-39)
  4.   New wine in old wineskins, 9:17
  5.   The Sulking Children or the Children in the Marketplace (Matthew 11:16-19; Luke 7:31-35)
  6.   The Strong Man Bound (Matt.12:29; Mark 3:27; Luke 11:21 f.)
  7.   The Unoccupied House or the Demon's Invasion (Matthew 12:43-45; Luke 11:24-26)
  8.   Unmerciful Servant or the Unforgiving Official Matt.18:23-35

Luke: 18 parables:

- The 3 Parables of the Mercy of God, in Luke 15

  1.   The good shepherd
  2.   The lost coin
  3.   The prodigal son

- Other 15 Parables in Luke

  1.   Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37, love to my neighbor and to God
  2.   Rich man and Lazarus, Luke 16:19-31, heaven and hell, suffering My Experience: Suffering and Happiness
  3.   Friend in need, the Importunate Neighbor, Luke 11:5-8, Prayer
  4.   Moneylender, the Two Debtors, Luke 7:41-43, Eucharist
  5.   Rich fool, Luke 12:16-21, riches, on Earth and in Heaven!
  6.   Unfruitful fig tree, Luke 13:6-9
  7.   The Closed Door (Luke 13:24-30)
  8.   Arrogant guest, lowest seat at the feast, Luke 14:7-14
  9.   The Tower Builder and the Warring King (Luke 14:28-32)
  10.   Great banquet, Luke 14:16-24
  11.   Cost of discipleship, Luke 14:28-33
  12.   Shrewd Manager, the Dishonest Steward, Luke 16:1-12
  13.   Master and his servant, Luke 17:7-10
  14.   Unjust Judge or The Importunate Widow, Luke 18:1-8
  15.   Pharisee and tax collector, Luke 18:10-14

Mark: 3 parables:

  1.   The Divided Realm (Mark 3:24-26; Luke 11:17-20)
  2.   Growing seeds secretly, Mark 4:26-29 The Seed Growing Secretly (Spontaneously) or The Patient Husbandman (Mark 4:26-29)
  3.   The Doorkeeper (Mark 13:33-37; cf. Matt 24:42)

John: 3 parables:

  1.   The Bridegroom's Friend (John 3:28)
  2.   The Grain of Wheat, John 12:24
  3.   The Shepherd, the Thief, and the Doorkeeper (John 10:1-18)


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