Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13 Teaching Outline)

Introduction: Today as we continue our journey through the parables of Jesus, I just want to remind you of an important principle when interpreting parables, which is that we should not over-interpret them. It is tempting for many scholars and pastors to start reading all kinds of allegorical meanings into parables such as the one … Continue reading Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13 Teaching Outline)

Parable of the Two Servants (Matthew 24:45-51 Teaching Outline)

Jesus tells this parable in the context of His prophecies about His future return and the signs that will precede it. An important emphasis of this teaching is on the fact that we do not know when He will return. Indeed, He tells His disciples that this is one fact of which they can be … Continue reading Parable of the Two Servants (Matthew 24:45-51 Teaching Outline)

Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14 Teaching Outline)

A couple of weeks ago we began to look at an exchange between Jesus and the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem. There we saw that Jesus told them the first of three parables designed to challenge them and to expose their hypocrisy, the Parable of the Two Sons. Then, last week, we looked at the second … Continue reading Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14 Teaching Outline)

Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers (Matthew 21:33-46 Teaching Outline)

Note: Last week we began to look at an exchange between Jesus and the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem. There we saw that Jesus told them the first of three parables designed to challenge and expose their hypocrisy. This week we will examine the second of these parables, the Parable of the wicked Vinedressers. Introduction: Sometimes … Continue reading Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers (Matthew 21:33-46 Teaching Outline)