The Parables of Jesus

July 28, 2017 – August 18, 2017

The Parables of Jesus

Do you ever wonder why Jesus told parables? Often we think it's because the parables made things easier to understand. The truth, however, is rather different. Jesus' parables obscured as much as they revealed and confused as much as they made for clarity. In this Groundwork series we study some of Jesus' most famous parables to discover deep truths about God and his kingdom.

Episodes in this Series

The Parables of JesusJuly 28 , 2017

The Sower

Together, let's study the perplexing moments in Jesus' Parable of the Sower to uncover what he wants to teach us about the soil of our hearts and the power of God's word​.

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The Parables of JesusAugust 4 , 2017

The Kingdom Parables

Discover what Jesus reveals to us about the way things work in the kingdom of God by studying four short parables he told in Matthew 13:31-35, 44-46.

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The Parables of JesusAugust 11 , 2017

The Laborers in the Vineyard

Jesus uses our human penchant for fairness to convict our hearts and reveal the wonderful, sometimes disconcerting truth about God’s grace and salvation through the parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard.

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The Parables of JesusAugust 18 , 2017

The Prodigal Son

One of Jesus' most famous parables, The Prodigal Son teaches us a powerful lesson about God's grace and reveals surprising truths about the intrinsic attitudes and behaviors of true children of God.

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