Parables
Genre

Parables are narrative metaphors that are analogous to spiritual truth and gleaned from the mind of God.

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Preaching Christ from the Parables

Why parables? When Jesus told stories to the crowds, the disciples asked why He told parables (Matthew 13:10-17, 34-35). Jesus’ answer emphasizes that parables are not intended to hide truth or hide the person of Christ from the person who wants to find Chri... Read More »

Preaching Double Parables

How do you preach a double Parable? Jesus told as many short parables as he did long parables. For every Prodigal Son of Luke 15:11-32 (21 verses), there is a parable like the Unworthy Servant of Luke 17:7-10(4 verses), Trained Scribe of Matt. 13:51-52 (2 vers... Read More »

Preaching the Shorter Parables

Jesus had incredible structure to his sermons … but only sometimes. Think of the Sermon on the Mount. Its introduction (eight beatitudes) is followed with six antitheses: Jesus fights the thesis that keeping a warped standard of righteousness was enough. It ... Read More »

Preaching the Parables

Dr. Barry McCarty’s Preaching the Parables lecture at the 2016 Expository Preaching Workshop. Read More »