Jesus continued his sermon to the disciples: “It will be like a man going on a journey who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them while he was away. To one of the servants, he gave five bags of gold, to another, two bags, and to the third, one bag, each according to
Jesus spoke to the Pharisees again in parables. He told them: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.Then he sent more servants and said,
Jesus shared another parable with the Pharisees. “There was a landlord who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it, and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved away to another place.When harvest time drew near, he sent his servants to collect his share
After being challenged by the chief priests, Jesus told them a parable of two sons. He said, “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’‘I will not,’ he answered, but later regretted his response, changed his mind,
The parable of the workers in the vineyard – the last will be first and the first will be last (Matthew 20:1 – 20:16).
After telling the disciples how difficult it is for a rich person to enter heaven, Jesus said, “Many who are first will be last and many who are last will be first.” To explain, he then told them a parable about workers in a vineyard. Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out
True defilement – it’s not what goes into the mouth that matters, but what comes out (Matthew 14:34 – 15:20).
After the miracle of walking across the water, Jesus crossed over with the disciples and landed at Gennesaret. When people recognized him, word spread throughout the surrounding country. People brought all of their sick to Jesus and begged him to let them merely touch the edge of his cloak. When the did, they were healed. Some
After Jesus explained why he used parables to present his New Testament message, he presented another parable to the disciples. “The kingdom of heaven is like a person who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was sleeping, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat. When the plants sprouted and bore grain, the
The parable of the sower and why Jesus used parables – Christian development depends on character. (Matthew 13:1 – 13:23)
After chastising the Pharisees because they asked for a sign, Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Large crowds gathered around him, so he got into a boat while the people stood on the shore. He told them many things in parables, including the parable of the sower. A farmer went out