There are two commonly known facts about Jesus throughout the world by Christians and non-Christians alike:
1. Jesus was crucified in the first century – there is little dispute surrounding that event.
2. Jesus’ famous stories or parables – He is quoted and “misquoted” more than any other.
One author described it this way:
There are certain stories which are not so much the heritage of the scholar or the material of the theologian as the possession of every man, and such are the parables of Jesus. Even in an age when men know less and less of the Bible and care less for it, it remains true that the stories Jesus told are the best-known stories in the world. -William Barclay
Jesus came with a very different message than the Jews were expecting of their Messiah. His message was contrary to all the pagan views of the Gentiles. Jesus was the message, living truth in plain sight. So it is with His teachings – His parables are living truth in plain sight, wrapped up in common, everyday short stories, but still so many miss the meaning.
The parables of Jesus are not only about communicating truth but just as important, the parables are about how well we hear or want to hear. Do we want to know the truths Jesus was teaching? Do we want our hearts exposed to these truths? Join us as we explore these amazing stories of Jesus on Sunday mornings. As Jesus said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
Sundays at 9:30 | September 24 – December 3, 2017