Category Archives: Parables

Serving Only When it is Convenient

What would happen if the man-in-need scenario from the parable of the Good Samaritan were recreated?  How many would stop to help? John Darley and Daniel Batson, two Princeton University psychologists, conducted a study, in the early 1970’s.  Princeton Theological … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Bible Students (Part 5)

The Bible contains both literal language and figurative language.  Literal language is the use of a word, phrase, or sentence in its normal, usual sense.  Figurative language is the use of a word, phrase, or sentence in a way which … Continue reading

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Rejoicing

Emotions have a place in the lives of the godly.  Let’s consider some things which should bring us joy. 1.  David worshipped with joy. He wrote, “I will praise You, O LORD with my whole heart; I will tell of … Continue reading

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The Value of a Wife and Mom

It is no secret. Women typically earn less income than men. “For American women twenty-five and older who hold at least a bachelor’s degree and work full-time, the national median income is about $47,000. Similar men, meanwhile, make more than … Continue reading

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Parables: Counting the Cost

“It cost something to be a real Christian… There are enemies to overcome, battles to be fought, sacrifices to be made, an Egypt to be forsaken, a wilderness to be passed through, a cross to be carried, a race to … Continue reading

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Parables: Rejection

“He who rejects me, and does not receive my words, has that which judges him – the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.” ~ John 12:48 Let us consider one “rejection” parable. The wicked … Continue reading

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Parables: Excuses

“Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.” ~ Don Wilder & Bill Rechin “Don’t make excuses – make good.” ~ Elbert Hubbard “He who excuses himself accuses himself.” ~ Gabriel Meurier “No one ever excuses his … Continue reading

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Parables: Fruit

“Bear fruits worthy of repentance.” ~ Luke 3:8 “The ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word… keep it and bear fruit with patience.”  ~ Luke 8:15 “Every branch in Me that does not … Continue reading

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Parables: Hearing

“Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue – to the end that we should heard and see more than we speak.” ~ Socrates “I like to listen.  I have learned a great deal from listening … Continue reading

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Parables: The Great Divide

“As the days of Noah were,  so also will the coming of the Son of Man be… Noah entered the ark… the flood came and took then all away (destroyed them all – Luke 17:27).” – Matthew 24:38-39 “Two men … Continue reading

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