Our summer series, The Parables of Jesus, resumes following the Christmas/ New Year break. More information about the recommencement dates and times will be available soon. But for those who wish to do some additional reading or to keep the content fresh in their mind, I have included some suggested reference material below.
Our Parables of Jesus infographic (see below) provides a visual overview of this series- a great starting point for further study.
'Cracking the Code- Understanding Jesus' Parables' by LeRoy Lawson is a small but well-written book that deals with some of the more well-known of Jesus' parables.
Warren Wiersbe has selected eleven noteworthy sermons on the parables of Jesus from some of Christian history's most notable preachers in his book, 'Classic Sermons on the Parables of Jesus'. He has also written 'Meet Yourself in the Parables.'
Dr Herbert Lockyer's book, 'All the Parables of the Bible' studies and analyses parables of the Bible both Old and New Testament- over 250.
You also may wish to check out the sermon outlines on some of the well-known parables here as an overview and starting point for you own study.
And.. if you wish to introduce the parables of Jesus to your own kids, a great place to start is NestLearning's 'Animated Bible Story of the Parables of Jesus'. This is a well-produced series; the complete set of 36 dvds seeks to help you train your kids to become spiritual champions. You can check them out on YouTube... see below.
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