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.
The Not Your Average Bible Study series combines a deep understanding of the biblical text with real-world application that is relevant to our lives today. Drawn from Bible Study Magazine, each volume in this series guides you step-by-step through Scripture, helping you discover powerful insights as you move through the text, digging into the Bible on a whole new level. With discussion and reflection questions, specific prayer suggestions, and ideas for further study, you’ll see how easy it is to apply these lessons to your everyday life. This is not your average Bible study.
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“Pray that Jesus would reveal a portion of the mystery of the kingdom of heaven to you.” (Page 6)
“the difficulties of the last times—which began when he ascended to heaven (after his resurrection) and continue today” (Page 18)
“a person is ready to receive Jesus’ message, the parables move from being riddles to being life lessons” (Page 23)
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 over 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.