Mark 12: 1-12…..A harvest of grapes..

And he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a pit for the winepress and built a tower, and leased it to tenants and went into another country. When the season came, he sent a servant to the tenants to get fromContinue reading “Mark 12: 1-12…..A harvest of grapes..”

Mark 4: 30-34….Things can hide!

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 on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger thanContinue reading “Mark 4: 30-34….Things can hide!”

Mark 4: 26-29….Wait until it is ripe!

And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. But whenContinue reading “Mark 4: 26-29….Wait until it is ripe!”

Mark 4: 21-25….Where will I place the light?

And he said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand? For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” And he saidContinue reading “Mark 4: 21-25….Where will I place the light?”

Mark 4: 13-20…. The sower story explained.

And he said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables? The sower sows the word. And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown: when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that is sown in them. And theseContinue reading “Mark 4: 13-20…. The sower story explained.”

Mark 4: 10-12…..Why did Jesus teach in parables?

And when he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables. And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables, so that“‘they may indeed see but not perceive,and may indeed hear but not understand,lestContinue reading “Mark 4: 10-12…..Why did Jesus teach in parables?”

Mark 4: 1-9….. The Sower Parable.

Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land. And he was teaching them many things in parables, and in his teaching heContinue reading “Mark 4: 1-9….. The Sower Parable.”

Luke 19: v14 & 24-27… The Assessment.

14. But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’ …..24. And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’ 25. And they said to him, ‘Lord,Continue reading “Luke 19: v14 & 24-27… The Assessment.”

Luke 19: 11-23….Responsibilities.

As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. He said therefore, “A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. Calling ten of his servants, heContinue reading “Luke 19: 11-23….Responsibilities.”

Luke 18: 9-14….Thumbs up for the sinner!

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like otherContinue reading “Luke 18: 9-14….Thumbs up for the sinner!”