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The Parables of Jesus: Entering, Growing, Living and Finishing in God's Kingdom

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Jesus spoke to the people in parables - not only that, he seemed to think in parables, acted out parables - he was a walking parable. Parables are almost unknown elsewhere in Scripture, yet they comprise a huge proportion of Jesus' teaching to those around him, and through them, to us. He always intended his parables to have life-changing implications: in fact he defined them as being what determined those who were alive to his message, and those who were not. So, what impact have Jesus' parables had on your ...
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Overview

Jesus spoke to the people in parables - not only that, he seemed to think in parables, acted out parables - he was a walking parable. Parables are almost unknown elsewhere in Scripture, yet they comprise a huge proportion of Jesus' teaching to those around him, and through them, to us. He always intended his parables to have life-changing implications: in fact he defined them as being what determined those who were alive to his message, and those who were not. So, what impact have Jesus' parables had on your life. Have they changed yet? Terry Johnston will help you make sure that is so.
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"After buying it, I took it home and read it. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I devoured it in one evening. Thereafter, I went back to the store and ordered six more copies to give to others. In short, I can recommend it to you highly." ~ Dr. J Visscher CRC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845502928
  • Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
  • Publication date: 11/20/2007
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,148,592
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Johnson is Senior Pastor of the Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia.
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Table of Contents


Preface     7
Introducing the Parables
Why Parables? (Matt. 13:10-17)     13
'The Fulfillment' (Matt. 13:34-35)     29
Entering God's Kingdom
'The Sower' (Matt. 13:1-9, 18-23)     43
'The Wedding Feast' (Matt. 22:1-14)     57
'The Two Sons' (Matt. 21:28-32)     69
'The Rich Fool' (Luke 12:13-21)     79
'The Rich Man and Lazarus' (Luke 16:19-31)     93
'The Pharisee and the Publican' (Luke 18:9-14)     111
'The Hidden Treasure and The Pearl of Great Price' (Matt. 13:44-46)     123
'The Laborers in the Vineyard' (Matt. 20:1-16)     133
Growing in God's Kingdom
'The Growing Seed' (Mark 4:26-29)     147
'The Wheat and the Tares' (Matt. 13:24-30; 36-43)     161
'The Dragnet' (Matt. 13:47-50)     173
'The Mustard Seed and Leaven' (Matt. 13:31-33)     183
'The Householder' (Matt. 13:51-53)     199
Living in God's Kingdom
'The Two Foundations' (Matt. 7:24-27)     213
'The Unrighteous Steward' (Luke 16:1-13)     225
'The Two Debtors' (Luke 7:36-50)     243
'The Lost Sheep and Lost Coin' (Luke 15:1-10)     261
'The Prodigal Son' (Luke 15:11-32)     277
'The Good Samaritan' (Luke 10:25-37)     301
'The Unmerciful Servant' (Matt. 18:21-35)     315
'The Unjust Judge' (Luke 18:1-8)     327
'The Persistent Friend' (Luke 11:5-13)     337
'The Wicked Vine-Growers' (Matt. 21:33-41)     347
'The Barren Fig Tree' (Luke 13:6-9)     359
'Straying Sheep' (Matt. 18:12-14)     367
Finishing in God's Kingdom
'The Ten Virgins' (Matt. 25:1-13)     381
'The Talents' (Matt. 25:14-30)     393
Epilogue     413
Bibliography of Primary Works Cited     419
Subject Index     423
Scripture Index     433
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