Parables

The Clever Trap Of Jesus

BY SCOTT DAVIS

Luke tells us that Jesus told the parable to “some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and treated others with contempt.” It is important to remember that that isn’t two groups of people- such as: Over here are the people who are self-righteous and over here are the ones who treat others with contempt.

The Clever Trap Of Jesus

An Unimpressive Kingdom

BY ERICK SORENSEN

Have you ever seen a mustard seed? If you have, you know it’s pretty tiny. When deciding how to describe the kingdom to us, Jesus purposely used the smallest known seed at the time. The leaven is hardly anything in comparison to the amount of dough it is placed into.

An Unimpressive Kingdom

The Offence of Our Heart on Another’s Sleeve

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

We don’t love little because we have little that requires forgiveness. We love little because we’ve confessed little and hidden much. Therefore we experience little forgiveness. This is what Jesus is teaching both Simon and us when he says, “I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much”

The Offence of Our Heart on Another’s Sleeve

A Penny and God's Goodness

BY MARTIN LUTHER

The substance of the parable consists not in the penny, what it is, nor in the different hours; but in earning and acquiring, or how one can earn the penny; that as here the first presumed to obtain the penny and even more by their own merit, and yet the last received the same amount because of the goodness of the householder.

A Penny and God's Goodness

Go And Be Dead

BY KYLE G JONES

We sinners share a common problem when it comes to Jesus’ parables. We read them with an eye to our own righteousness. That is, we read them with our eyes peeled for what they might tell us to do. We read them with Law tinted lenses.

Go And Be Dead

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 35 (Matthew 13:44-52)

In this episode Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen get excited about the straight shot of gospel found in the parable of The Treasure in the Field. Then another parable about preaching the gospel liberally, this time featuring nets and fish. And what is Jesus talking about when He says to bring out of your treasure what is new and old? They discuss it all. Check it out!

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 35 (Matthew 13:44-52)

YOU are the Treasure

BY JONATHAN MAXIM

We all love buried treasure; the thought of finding something of great value beneath the dirt gives chase to our imaginations. Although very few of us have gone after the treasure, we all would love to find some. I think this is why the lottery is so popular among so many people. We all want something we have not earned.

YOU are the Treasure

Lost Coins, Lost Sheep and Covering The Harlot

BY MARTIN LUTHER 

The words of the Gospel are living and quickening, if we only comprehend them right. But, in order that we may learn to understand this Gospel better, we will now place before us two classes of men, namely, public sinners and Pharisees...

Lost Coins, Lost Sheep and Covering The Harlot