Parables- Theology (4)

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Parables and Themes

Judgement and Forgiveness

The prodigal son (LK 15:11-32)

·         Presents younger son in negative way, emphasis on father’s forgiveness and older brother’s eventual forgiveness

·         Nature of God- father watches and waits- not actively searching

The Ten bridesmaids (MT 25:1-13)

·         Teaches that faithfulness will be rewarded, as the bridesmaids who had oil were in that they did not miss the wedding banquet

·         Unfaithful disciples will suffer eschatological punishment



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