Parables of Jesus

AV: Parables of Jesus

A series of studies that look at the parables that Jesus taught during His ministry on the earth. You can follow along with the accompanying study guides on this website.  

18 The Two Sons

Before we can study the parable, we need to have a look at the background to the parable. What is the reason why Jesus gave this parable? Matthew 21:23-27 23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and […]

17 Labourers of the Vineyard

The following study is based on Matthew 20:1-16. This parable is unique just to Matthew, it is not found in any of the other gospels. Matthew 20:1-2 1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. […]

16 The Unforgiving Servant

The following study is based on Matthew 18:21-35. What was the reason why Jesus gave this parable? Matthew 18:21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Peter thought that he was pretty noble that he would forgive a person […]

15 The Two Worshippers

The following study is based on Luke 18:9-14, “9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, […]

14 The Unjust Judge

This study is based on Luke 18:1-8, “1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: 3 And there was a widow in that city; and she […]

13 The Rich Man And Lazarus

This study is based on Luke 16:19-31, “19 — There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs […]

12 The Unjust Steward

This study is based on Luke 16:1-12. Let’s start by reading verse 1-3, “1 And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. 2 And he called him, and said unto him, How is […]

11 The Prodigal Son

This study is based on Luke 15:11-24, “11 And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. 13 And not many days after the younger son gathered […]

10 The Lost Sheep And The Lost Coin

This study is based on Luke 15:3-10, “3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying, 4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? 5 And when […]