This online Bible study course contains 12 hours of video that you can stream online. This course covers 18 of Jesus’ well known parables.
Jesus’ Parables – Introduction and Background
Excerpt from Introduction and Background: Let me talk a little bit about the way that Jesus uses parables…
Jesus’ Parables – 1 Sower and the Seed
Excerpt from Lesson 1: The Sower and the Seed is one of only three parables that is in Matthew, Mark and Luke – and it is the first parable…
Jesus’ Parables – 2 Tares and the Wheat
Excerpt from Lesson 2: Luke tells you parables, Matthew tells you what they mean…
Jesus’ Parables – 3 The Mustard Seed
Excerpt from Lesson 3: He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field;…
Jesus’ Parables – 4 The Leaven
Excerpt from Lesson 4: He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”
Jesus’ Parables – 5 The Hidden Treasure, Pearl and Net
Excerpt from Lesson 5: The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Jesus’ Parables – 6 The Unmerciful Servant
Excerpt from Lesson 6: 23 “For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. 24 When he began the reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand talents[i] was brought to him;
Jesus’ Parables – 7 The Good Samaritan
Excerpt from Lesson 7: He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
Jesus’ Parables – 8 The Rich Fool
Excerpt from Lesson 8: Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.”
Jesus’ Parables – 9 The Laborers
Excerpt from Lesson 9: “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.”
Jesus’ Parables – 10 The Great Banquet
Excerpt from Lesson 10: One of the dinner guests, on hearing this, said to him, “Blessed is anyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!”
Jesus’ Parables – 11 The Lost Sheep & The Lost Coin
Excerpt from Lesson 11: So he told them this parable: “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it?”
Jesus’ Parables – 12 Prodigal Son
Excerpt from Lesson 12: Then Jesus said, “There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.’
Jesus’ Parables – 13 Shrewd Steward
Excerpt from Lesson 13: Then Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property.
Jesus’ Parables – 14 Rich Man and Lazarus
Excerpt from Lesson 14: There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.
Jesus’ Parables – 15 The Widow & The Unjust Judge
Excerpt from Lesson 15: Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people.
Jesus’ Parables – 16 The Ten Servants
Excerpt from Lesson 16: 12 So he said, “A nobleman went to a distant country to get royal power for himself and then return. 13 He summoned ten of his slaves, and gave them ten pounds, and said to them, ‘Do business with these until I come back.’
Jesus’ Parables – 17 The Ten Bridesmaids
Excerpt from Lesson 17: Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.