Parables of Jesus

“Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.” Matthew 13:34-35 NIV

During His earthly ministry, as Jesus went about preaching and teaching, He frequently used parables. Jesus’ parables are stories with deep truths embedded. Jesus told approximately 46 parables. Most of the parables of Jesus are in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.
It is fun to discover Jesus’ lesson in each parable.
1. New Cloth on an Old Coat
2. New Wine in Old Wineskins
3. Let Your Light Shine (also see #6)
4. Wise and Foolish Builders
5. Moneylender Forgives Unequal Debts
6. Lamp on a Stand (2nd time, see #3)
7. The Wealthy Fool
8. Servants Must Remain Watchful (also see #44)
9. Wise and Foolish Servants (also see #42)
10. Unfruitful Fig Tree
11. Four Types of Soil
12. Weeds Among Good Plants
13. Growing Seed
14. Mustard Seed
15. Yeast
16. Hidden Treasure
17. Valuable Pearl
18. Fishing Net
19. Owner of a House
20. Lost Sheep (also see #29)
21. The Sheep, Gate, and Shepherd
22. Master and His Servant
23. Unmerciful Servant

24. Good Samaritan
25. Friend at Midnight Asking for Bread
26. Lowest Seat at Wedding Feast
27. Invitation to a Great Banquet
28. Cost of Discipleship
29. Lost Sheep (also see #20)
30. Lost Coin
31. Lost (Prodigal) Son
32. Shrewd Manager
33. Rich Man and Lazarus
34. Workers in the Vineyard, Early and Late
35. Persistent widow and crooked judge
36. Proud Pharisee and Corrupt Taxpayer
37. King’s Ten Servants Given Minas (also see #45)
38. Two Sons
39. Wicked Tenants
40. Invitation to a Wedding Banquet
41. Signs of the Future from a Fig Tree
42. Wise and Foolish Servants (2nd time, see #9)
43. Wise and Foolish Virgins
44. Servants Must Remain Watchful (2nd time, see #8)
45. Three Servants Given Talents (also see #37)
46. Sheep and Goats will be Separated

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