Parable of the Doorkeeper (Mark 13:32-37 Teaching Outline)

Note: In our previous examination of the Parable of the Budding Fig Tree, we saw that the disciples asked our Lord Jesus about the time when the destruction of Jerusalem would occur. We also saw that He gave them a two-part answer. The first part of His answer dealt primarily with the coming destruction of Jerusalem … Continue reading Parable of the Doorkeeper (Mark 13:32-37 Teaching Outline)

Parable of the Budding Fig Tree (Mark 13:28-31 Teaching Outline)

Introduction: As our Lord Jesus prepared to ascend to the Father, His disciples still did not fully understand all that He had taught them concerning the kingdom of God, so they asked Him, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6b). Jesus’ reply was one which we should all take … Continue reading Parable of the Budding Fig Tree (Mark 13:28-31 Teaching Outline)

Parable of the Growing Seed (Mark 4:26-29 Teaching Outline)

Note: The Parable of the Growing Seed is found only in the Gospel of Mark, and Mark indicates that it was told in the context of two other well known parables, the Parable of the Sower, which precedes it earlier in the context, and the Parable of the Mustard Seed, which immediately follows it. It is important, … Continue reading Parable of the Growing Seed (Mark 4:26-29 Teaching Outline)

Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31 Teaching Outline)

Note: Remember that the context here follows Jesus' telling of the Parable of the Unjust Steward, in which He teaches that how we use money – what He calls “unrighteous mammon” –  indicates where our hearts truly are. So, with this in mind, and in order to really get what is going on here, let's … Continue reading Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31 Teaching Outline)