Parables: Portraits of God's Kingdom in Matthew, Mark, and Luke (Not Your Average Bible Study) (Paperback)
Although Jesus' parables may seem simple on the surface, they convey deep and complex truths about God's Kingdom.The parables Jesus uses in his teaching aren't merely illustrations or moral tales. They are intricate stories that reveal the mysteries central to the kingdom of God. In this volume of the Not Your Average Bible Study series, John D. Barry unravels the many layers of Jesus' parables, showing us the radical truths contained within. With an eye toward practical application and personal reflection, this Bible study is the perfect way to study the teachings of Jesus on your own or in a group.
Each section of the Bible study begins with a concise introduction, providing context for the biblical passage. Next, you'll consider questions designed to prompt your own in--depth study. You'll also find specific prayer suggestions, along with ideas for further research. Experience the joy of discovering biblical insights for yourself--then apply these lessons to your everyday life.
John D. Barry is the CEO and founder of Jesus' Economy, a non-profit dedicated to creating jobs and churches in the developing world. He is the general editor of the Faithlife Study Bible and Lexham Bible Dictionary, and has authored or edited more than 30 books, including Jesus' Economy: A Biblical View of Poverty, the Currency of Love, and a Pattern for Lasting Change. He previously served as editor-in-chief of Bible Study Magazine.