The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus Made Simple – Luke 16:19-31

We all know the parable of the rich man in hell and Lazarus in paradise, but what has it got for us today? Luke 16:19-31 reads: “There was a certain rich man that was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fed sumptuously every day. But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table…

The Parable of the Landowner Made Simple – Matthew 21:33-46

Another popular parable taught in church about a vineyard owner that leases his vineyard and sends people back to collect its earnings and all of them are killed until he sends his son and even he is killed. What did Jesus mean when he preached this? Find out here.

The Parable of the Net of Fish Made Simple – Matthew 13:47-50

Jesus told a parable of a net of fish where the men caught a big catch and they sorted the fish into piles of good and bad fish. The bad they threw out and the good they put into vessels. This is a look at how this plays out in your life.

Modeling the Worth of a Child

You can find web sites with a calculator that can count the cost of raising your child. MSN Money has elaborate charts counting the average cost of raising a child. The various media outlets report the large cost of raising children in America today. Even Wikipedia has an entry about the cost of raising a child. In relationship with the mindset that children are a liability, birth rates began to drop in this country.

The Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard Made Simple – Matthew 20:1-16

One of the best known and preached sermons I have heard on the parables of Jesus. This is about the owner of the vineyard that had hired and paid people who only worked one hour the same as those that worked 12 hours. This has rich and deep meanings that we will explore here.

The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price Made Simple – Matthew 13:45-46

Jesus hints that a personal relationship with him should be the most precious thing in your life in this parable and with many years walking with Jesus in communion, I have some insight in this parable you might not have considered. “The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price.” It is found in the gospel of Matthew 13:45-46.

The Parable of the New Cloth Made Simple – Matthew 9:16

For years the meaning of this parable escaped me and yet now I know what it means. In this teaching we look at the Old and the New Covenant. Jesus said in Matthew 9:16: “No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse.” Okay, now Jesus said this parable in context.

The Parable of the Lost Sheep Made Simple – Luke 15:4-7

One of the most well known parables of Jesus. Let’s dig deep and mine out all the meaning for you and I today.

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector Made Simple – Luke 18:9-14

Pride and self righteousness is something that God does not like. This teaching is a close look at what God meant by this parable and an application for your own life. Luke 18:9-14 “Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men-extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector…

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure Made Simple – Matthew 13:44

Jesus compared the kingdom of God to a man who found treasure in a field and went and sold all he had to buy the field so he could own the treasure. In this we look at what this actually means to all of us.

The Parable of Growing Seed Made Simple – Mark 4: 26-29

In this parable Jesus speaks of the mystery to destiny and how the seed of a life can ripen until it is fully grown and useful. Read more…

The Parable of the Leaven Made Simple – Matthew 13:33

Jesus tells of a lady that mixes a little leaven with her flour and sees the whole batch become leavened. We look at the meaning of this that Jesus was trying to convey.

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