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Parables of Jesus

Discussion in 'Pentecostal & Assemblies of God' started by quietbloke, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. quietbloke

    quietbloke Brother in Christ Supporter

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    What were the parables of Jesus and what did they mean?
     
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  2. Halbhh

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    So many! We should seek to digest them one at a time usually. (Sometimes I am so filled by His Words, I can't think about or read anything else for a day or more, needing to truly digest what I've read)

    One key parable for us all is Parable of the Unforgiving Servant.

    We learn that forgiving others from the heart is required --

    14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

    So then we have the Parable to really get us to truly understand fully --

    21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”

    22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.g

    23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

    26“At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

    28“But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins.i He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.

    29“His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’

    30“But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.

    32“Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.

    35“This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”
     
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  3. quietbloke

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    Thats great,'halbhh'. Thankyou
     
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    I like the parable of the sower...but it is late, so I will be back tomorrow,
    A great thread!
     
  5. quietbloke

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    I love the parable of 'The Good Samaritan that Jesus told to teach us,'who is your neighbour?' 'Go and do likewise',He said
     
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  6. rocknanchor

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    For the churched, for the high-minded, for blindness.

    "And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. “The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. ‘I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’ “But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’ “I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
    (Luke 18:9-14)

    “God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble.”
    (James 4:6)
     
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  7. quietbloke

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    Thankyou,rock' for reminding us of this parable
     
  8. jesus316

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    Parables[​IMG] are figurative fiction (Ezekiel 20:49)[​IMG], but notice this leads to confusion[​IMG][​IMG] (Matthew 13:13), not clarity.
     
  9. quietbloke

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    The parable of the prodigal son is a picture of the Father's love for His loved ones who have gone a stray. What a welcome He gives when they return and repent and seek forgiveness.
     
  10. dysert

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    So do I. I've heard it called instead the parable of the soils. This makes sense because the seed that's sown is the same, but it lands on different types of soil, and therefore the results are different.
     
  11. dysert

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    From the “Complete Book of Bible Lists”, a list of Jesus’ parables:

    1. Two houses in a hurricane Matt. 7:24-27; Luke 6:47-49

    2. Forgiving the 50 and the 500 Luke 7:41-42

    3. Subduing a strong man Mark 3:22-30

    4. The sower, the seed, and the soil Matt. 13:1-9, 18-23; Mark 4:1-20; Luke 8:4-15

    5. Satan's tares in the Savior's field Matt. 13:24-30, 36-43

    6. From scattering to sickling Mark 4:26-29

    7. The mighty mustard seed Matt. 13:31, 32; Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18-19

    8. The cook's leaven and the kingdom of heaven Mark 13:33; Luke 13:20-21

    9. Finding a fortune in a field Matt. 13:44

    10. The pearl of great price Matt. 13:45-46

    11. Sorting out a sea catch Matt. 13:47-50

    12. A trained man and his treasure Matt. 13:52

    13. A rent cloth and a ruptured container Matt. 9:16-17; Mark 2:21-22; Luke 5:36-39

    14. A generation of gripers Matt. 11:16-19; Luke 7:31-35

    15. The forgiven who wouldn't forgive Matt. 18:23-35

    16. The Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37

    17. Seven spirits and a swept house Matt. 12:43-45; Luke 11:24-26

    18. A fool in a fix Luke 12:16-21

    19. Keep the home fires burning Luke 12:32-40

    20. A sinning servant and a returning ruler Matt. 24:45-51; Luke 12:42-48

    21. A fruitless fig tree Luke 13:6-9

    22. Choosing the least at a wedding feast Luke 14:7-11

    23. Two fools and a henpecked husband Luke 14:15-24

    24. A missing sheep, misplaced silver, and a miserable son Luke 15:1-32

    25. The stewings of a steward Luke 16:1-13

    26. The rich man and Lazarus Luke 16:19-31

    27. When our best is but the least Luke 17:7-10

    28. A widow and a weary judge Luke 18:1-8

    29. A haughty Pharisee and a humble publican Luke 18:9-14

    30. The workers in the vineyard Matt. 20:1-16

    31. Three stewards and their silver Luke 19:11-27

    32. Two sons who changed their minds Matt. 21:28-32

    33. The vicious vinekeepers Matt. 21:33-46; Mark 12:1-12; Luke 20:9-19

    34. A wedding guest with no wedding garment Matt. 22:1-14

    35. The fig tree and the future Matt. 24:32-35; Mark 13:28-31; Luke 21:29-33

    36. Five lamps that went out Matt. 25:1-13

    37. Three stewards and their talents Matt. 25:14-30

    38. Separating the sheep from the goats Matt. 25:31-46
     
  12. musicalpilgrim

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    yes, the type of soil that I think of is the stoney places, hard compacted earth,
    5 Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth.
    6 But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away.

    I am reminded of a 'short cut' across a grass verge, where people walked across the grass and made a path, after being walked on where it shouldn't have been. They should have kept to the pavement.
    This makes me think of people who are 'walked over, and oppressed', they have become hard in their personality, just the same as the path through the grass.
     
  13. Halbhh

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  14. quietbloke

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    There are about 40 parables in the Gospels. 'Earthly stories with heavenly meanings'
     
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