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Parables & Teachings of Jesus By: Edgar Varela
What are Parables? Metaphors or similes drawn from nature or common life. Contain some element that is strange or unusual. Not meant to be understood immediately. Describe how God interacts with His people.
Most Common Imagery in Bible Shepherd/Sheep –Mentioned more than 500 times –Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Jacob’s sons, Moses, and King David Parable of the Lost Sheep –Luke 15:1-7 –Matthew 18:12-14 –cf. John 10:1-21 –cf. Ezekiel 34:1-31
Most Common Imagery in Bible Vineyards –Wine was an important & valuable commodity –Many houses had vines –People of God as vineyards; God as caretaker Vineyard Parallels –Psalm 80:1-20 Prayer to Restore God’s Vineyard –Isaiah 5:1-7 The Vineyard Song –Ezekiel 17:1-24 The Eagles and the Vine –John 15:1-17 The Vine and the Branches
Parables Unique to Luke Parable of the Lost Coin –15:8-10 Parable of the Prodigal Son –15:11-32 –Deuteronomy 21:18-21 –Jesus teaches a different message in Luke Parable of the Unjust Steward –16:1-9 Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus –16:19-31
Teachings of Jesus On Serving Two Masters –Q Source: Luke 16:13 & Matthew 6:24 Concerning the Law –Q: Luke 16:16-17 & Matthew 11:12-13; 5:18 –Last part is a Triple Tradition Concerning Divorce –Triple Tradition: Mark 10:11-12; Matthew 19:9; Luke 16:18 –cf. Deut. 21:15-17
Common Themes In Parables It is important that a lost person repents and returns to God. –God wants to save everyone, especially the lonely, sick, sinners, outcasts, and poor. Rejoicing after someone returns to God –Seen in the Parables of the Lost Sheep, Lost Coin, and Lost (Prodigal) Son.