Hello readers and happy new year! This is my first post this year and is so good to be back. I have been a little bit busier than usual because i am working on writing my book which i am excited about :). I will be revealing more about my book soon. I also took some days off to find out the direction the Holy Spirit wanted to take this blog. There is a word He laid on my heart to focus on this year. I will be sharing this with you in a future blog post. I also felt that He wanted us to look at His parables; what they are and what they mean. This will be in form of bible study series.
I love proverbs and parables. I feel words said in parables have weigh more and they have deeper meanings (this might just be me thinking differently).
A parable is a brief narrative story told with earthly analogies to illustrate a spiritual truth. The new testament contains 32 parables of Jesus Christ. These parables can be categorised into 3;
- Teaching parables
- Gospel parables
- Parable of judgement and the future
Under the teaching parables, we have;
- 8 parables about the kingdom of God
- 4 parables about service and obedience
- 2 parables about prayer
- 1 parable about neighbours
- 2 parables about humility
- 3 on wealth
Under the gospel parables, we have;
- 3 parables on God’s love
- 1 on thankfulness
Under the parables of judgement and the future, we have;
- 3 parables about Christ’s return
- 5 about God’s values.
This is going to be one long series but we are ready and i am truly looking forward to it. To help bring structure into this teachings, we will be looking at them in the above order. This week we will begin the study on the parables that relates to the kingdom of God. We will be starting off with The Parable of the Soils seen in Matthew 13:3-8; Mark 4:3-8; Luke 8:5-8.
Stay tuned 🙂