Posts Tagged ‘parables’

  • E100-60: Luke 15:1 – 15:32: Lost and Found

    Jul 9, 10 • E100, Jesus, Luke1 Comment
    E100-60: Luke 15:1 – 15:32: Lost and Found

    This is a chapter of parables. Remember parabole (Greek) or mashal (Hebrew) means a comparison, so ask ourselves what’s the point of comparison here? One clue is to look at the numbers (no, I’ll not be getting into numerology 😉 Another, Jesus gives us himself. And a third comes from noticing where the climax of [&hellip...

  • E100-58: Matthew 13:1 – 13:58: More about parables

    Jul 7, 10 • E100, Grace, Jesus, Matthew, ParableComments Off on E100-58: Matthew 13:1 – 13:58: More about parables
    E100-58: Matthew 13:1 – 13:58: More about parables

    This chapter is a big sack of parables, and we’ve already seen that a parable is in essence a comparison, where light is thrown on something by talking about something else, better known or more clear or vivid. The parable of the the sower is particularly complicated and developed, with lots of details but still [&hellip...

  • E100 Week 12: The teachings of Jesus the prophet

    E100 Week 12: The teachings of Jesus the prophet

    This week’s readings contain a sample of Jesus teachings. In reading them we will notice two things particularly that will help us better understand: (a) Jesus is a prophet: so the rules we learnt for reading Old Testament prophets will help us understand Jesus. These rules were: Prophets spoke to a context: knowing the who, [&hellip...