The Parables Of Our Lord

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  1. He employed them to illustrate and emphasize vital truths.
  2. He made use of familiar things in his parabolic teaching.
  3. He used them in a simple manner, free from obscurity, and yet in a way that was new, fresh and vigorous.
  4. The parables must not be confused with figures of speech.
The Illustration Used The Lesson We Should Learn Where Spoken Texts, Where Recorded
1. The mote and the beam in the eye. That we should judge ourselves instead of presuming to judge others. Galilee. Luke 6:37-43.
2. The builders upon a rock and upon sand. The folly of listening to without obeying our Lord’s precepts. Galilee. Matthew 7:24-27.
Luke 6:47-49.
3. The two forgiven debtors. Our love is in proportion to our sense of forgiveness. On a tour. Luke 7:36-50.
4. The temple if destroyed to be raised up in three days. A prophecy of His resurrection. Jerusalem. John 2:19-22.
5. The barren fig tree. Longsuffering mercy will be followed by strict justice. Luke 13:6-9.
6. The sower. on waysaide. stony places. among thorns and upon good ground. Our heart must be right in order that the seed may be productive. Sea of Galilee. Matthew 13:3-8; 18-23.
Mark 4:1-9; 14-20
Luke 8:5-8; 11-15
7. The wheat and the tares. Children of God and of the devil in the church until judgment, when the latter shall be burned. Sea of Galilee. Matthew 13:34-30,36-43
8. The seed sown. The secrecy of God’s working in the heart. Sea of Galilee. Mark 4:26-29.
9. The mustard seed. The wonderful growth of Christ’s church. Sea of Galilee. Matthew 13:31-32.
Mark 4:30-32.
10. The leaven hidden in the meal. The church spreading through the world. Sea of Galilee. Matthew 13:33.
Luke 13:20-21.
11.The treasure buried in the field. The inestimable value of Christ and His blessings compared with worldly possessions. Sea of Galilee. Matthew 13:44
12. The merchant seeking till he finds one pearl of great price. The importance of seeking and securing at cost of any sacrifice, Christ and His grace. Sea of Galilee. Matthew 13:45-46.
13. The drag net. The church gathers in many, besides the sinner, who will at the great day be cast out. Sea of Galilee. Matthew 13:47-50.
14. The first parable of the lost sheep. Our duty to seek and reclaim backsliders. Capernaum. Matthew 18:12-14.
15. The debtor fogiven a large debt. Unmerciful to his fellowservant who owed him a small debt. We must forgive if we woul be forgiven. Capernaum. Matthew 18:23-35.
16. The good Samaritan. The obligation of Christian love to our neighbor. Jerusalem. Luke 10:25-37.
17. Taking the chief seats at a wedding. Humility. Near Jerusalem. Luke 14:7-11.
18. The friend that unwillingly lends at midnight. God will answer importunate prayer. On a tour. Luke 11:5-13.
19. The unclean spirit returning. The state of the backslider. Capernaum. Luke 11:24-26.
20. The foolish rich man that trusted in this life. “A man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he posseseth.” On a tour. Luke 12:15-21.
21. The Good Shepherd. The wonderful love of Christ. I know my sheep. I lay down my life for the sheep. Jerusalem. John 10:1-18.
22. The watchful servants. The necessity for constant watchfulness. On a tour. Luke 12:35-40.
23. The faithful and wise steward. The same lesson reiterated and intensified. On a tour. Luke 12:41-48.
24. The door shut. If we expect to enter the door, we must walk in the straight path. Near Jerusalem. Luke 13:23-30.
25. The great supper. God is no respecter of persons. Near Jerusalem. Luke 14:16-24.
26. Counting the cost before building a tower. “Whosoever doth not bear his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.” Near Jerusalem. Luke 14:25-30.
27. The king going to war. The same as above. Near Jerusalem. Luke 14:31-33.
28. Second parable of the lost sheep. The joy in Heaven over one sinner that repenteth. Near Jerusalem. Luke 15:3-10.
29. The piece of money lost and found. The Lord rejoices over a repentant sinner. Near Jerusalem. Luke 15:8-10.
30. The prodigal son. Christ is ever willing to forgive. Near Jerusalem. Luke 15:11-32.
31. The unjust steward. “Ye cannot serve God and Mammon.” Near Jerusalem. Luke 16:1-14.
32. The rich man and Lazarus. Trust not in worldly possessions but in God. Near Jerusalem. Luke 16:19-31.
33. The servant serves his master before he sups. We must not trust or glory in our good works. Near Jerusalem. Luke 17:7-10.
34. The unjust judge, and importunate widow. The duty of constant prayer. Near Jerusalem. Luke 18:1-8.
35. The Pharisee and Publican. Humble prayer will be answered while that of the self-righteous will not. Near Jerusalem. Luke 18:9-14.
36. The laborers hired for the vineyard. The first shall be last, and the last shall be first, for many be called but few chosen. Near Jerusalem. Matthew 20:1-16.
37. The nobleman and his ten servants. Our strict accountability for such talents as God has comitted to us. Near Jerusalem. Luke 19:11-27.
38. The two sons. Insincerity and repentance. Jerusalem, Temple. Matthew 21:28-32.
39. The vineyard let to husbandmen. The rejection of Christ by the Jews. Jerusalem, Temple. Matthew 21:33-46.
40. The king’s marriage feast for his son. The wedding garment. Need of righteousness. Jerusalem, Temple. Matthew 22:1-14.
41. The fig tree leafing. Indications of the second coming. Jerusalem. Matthew 24:32-33.
Mark 13:28,29.
42. The man taking a long journey. We mus watch for our Lord’s coming. Jerusalem. Mark 13:34-37.
43. The faithful and the evil servant. We must watch and live as though expecting Him. Jerusalem. Matthew 24:42-51.
44. The wise and the foolish virgins. We must be constantly prepared for his coming. Jerusalem. Matthew 25:1-13.
45. The ten talents. Use of advantages. Jerusalem. Matthew 25:14-30.
46. The sheep and the goats. Final judgment of the good and bad. Jerusalem. Matthew 25:31-46.

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