The Mustard Seed

Matthew 13: 31-32, Mark 4: 30-32, Luke 13: 18-19   And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it?  It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth;  yes when…

The Wheat and the Weeds

Matthew 13: 24-30 Another parable he put before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field;  but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the…

The Sower

Matthew 13:1-9, Mark 4: 1-9, Luke 8: 4-8 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.  And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat there; and the whole crowd stood on the beach.  And he told them many things in parables, saying:…

The Builders

Matt 7: 24-27  Luke 6: 47-49   “Every one then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock;  and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, because…

The Parables Project Introduction

One Easter, I bought a children's book of the New Testament parables to read aloud to the kids.  All went well until they started asking questions.  Well, really, one question.  After each parable they'd say, "What does that mean?" I wasn't sure what they meant.  Some of the stories were very odd.  I searched for…