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Parables in Matthew & Mark
Many of Jesus' teaching were done in parables ­ they were short stories where Jesus had
taught Religious truths. Meaning of the parables weren't always clear, it aims to make the
listeners think, so the meanings aren't always clear at first ­ people had to discover the
meanings for themselves.
Parables of Kingdom
Much of Jesus' parables were about the Kingdom of God, usually began with `the kingdom of God is
like...' He taught that the kingdom was present in him and would arrive for all people now and in the
future. This has caused much debate amongst scholars
Parable of the Sower
This parable deals with the reasons behind those who hear the message of God, but don't act upon
it; this parable shows
God's word is not heard in the same way by everyone
It can only grow if the hearer has faith and responsive heart
The word of God is represented by seeds, falling on deaf ears, or on people who are too
busy to listen
Those who hear it and accept it will benefit
Parables of Judgement: Matthew 25
These parables of judgement teach about the need to be prepared for the coming of the messiah
and the need for salvation
The Parable of the 10 Virgins: Matthew 25:1-13
The meaning of this parable was that Jews (God's chosen people) should have been prepared for the
coming of the messiah, but they were not and miss the Messianic Banquet
The Parable of the Talents: Matthew 25:14-30

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Parable is not about money, his teachings are concerned with how people see their relationship with
God. (Quick Note, talent was not money, money measure by weight at the time, the more heavier
the more expensive, e.g. gold silver and bronze etc.…read more

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Similarly a woman with 10 silver coins loses one she sweeps the whole house until she
finds it.
`There will be more rejoice in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous
who do not need to repent' (v7)
The parable of the lost son
The parable shows the nature of God's forgiving love and highlights the contrast between the
repentant sinner and those who feel they are righteous.…read more

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The rich mans money has prevented him from accepting the truth of the scriptures
The problem for the rich was not the money they had, but the attitude towards it
Money can take over the lives of the wealthy and make them believe they had everything
and do not need God…read more


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