Great Stories – Parables of Jesus (Luke)

Have you heard a great story lately? Everybody loves a good story, especially one we can relate to.  Jesus told stories with a spiritual point better than anyone else has ever done.  Experts in literature, even those without Christian commitment have admired Jesus as a master storyteller.

The stories Jesus told are referred to as Parables.  Each parable tells a story of one of our spiritual needs.  It is common to read a parable and think, “He is telling my story!”  Ken Easley points out, “Jesus’ keen insight into the spiritual needs of people is evident all through the gospels, but nowhere more than in his parables.”

The human spirit is the same in each generation. So we find Jesus’ Parables as relevant today as the day he told them.  This spring our message series will examine some of the most beloved Parables by Jesus as well as some of his toughest.  Pull up a chair and join this storytelling adventure by the Greatest Story Teller ever, Jesus Christ as he tells, “Great Stories”

Below is a list of the parables found in Luke and some that we will cover:

The Parables Of Jesus in Luke

I. Teaching Parables

About the Kingdom of God

  1. The Soils (Luke 8:5-8)
  2. The Mustard Seed (Luke 13:18-19)
  3. The Yeast (Luke 13:20-21)

About Service and Obedience

  1. The Nobleman’s Servants (Luke 19:11-27)
  2. The Servant’s Role (Luke 17:7-10)

About Prayer

  1. The Friend at Midnight (Luke 11:5-8)
  2. The Unjust Judge (Luke 18:1-8)

About Neighbors

  1. The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37)

About Humility

  1. The Wedding Feast (Luke 14:7-11)
  2. The Proud Pharisee and the Corrupt Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-14)

About Wealth

  1. The Rich Fool (Luke 12:16-21)
  2. The Great Feast (Luke 14:16-24)
  3. The Shrewd Manager (Luke 16:1-9)

II. Gospel Parables

About God’s Love

  1. The Lost Sheep (Luke 15:3-7)
  2. The Lost Coin (Luke 15:8-10)
  3. The Lost Son (Luke 15:11-32)

About Thankfulness

  1. The Forgiven Debts (Luke 7:41-43)

III. Parables of Judgment and the Future

About Christ’s Return

  1. The Wise and Faithful Servants (Luke 12:42-48)

About God’s Values

  1. The Wicked Tenants (Luke 20:9-16)
  2. The Unproductive Fig Tree (Luke 13:6-9)

Get ready for Jesus to tell us some Great Stories!



About dkoop

Lead Pastor of Upwards Church: Leander & Jarrell, TX
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