The Parables of Jesus

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William Barclay brings to these "best-known stories in the world" new force and significance for the modern reader. Each chapter analyzes an individual parable--identifies its theme, explains it in the light of the language and customs of the ancient world, and clearly interprets its meaning for us today.

The William Barclay Library is a collection of books addressing the great issues of the Christian faith. As one of the world's most widely read interpreters of the Bible and ...

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Overview

William Barclay brings to these "best-known stories in the world" new force and significance for the modern reader. Each chapter analyzes an individual parable--identifies its theme, explains it in the light of the language and customs of the ancient world, and clearly interprets its meaning for us today.

The William Barclay Library is a collection of books addressing the great issues of the Christian faith. As one of the world's most widely read interpreters of the Bible and its meaning, William Barclay devoted his life to helping people become more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664258283
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Series: William Barclay Library Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 239,393
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
1 He taught them in Parables 9
2 The Sower and the Seed 18
3 The Kingdom of God is at Hand 25
4 So is the Kingdom of God 32
5 An Enemy hath done This 38
6 Of Every Kind 45
7 When it is Grown 52
8 Till the whole was Leavened 60
9 Hid in a Field 67
10 He Sold all that he had 73
11 Go Thou and do Likewise 79
12 Even as I had Pity on Thee 86
13 A Certain Rich Man 92
14 God be Merciful 99
15 Inasmuch 106
16 How Much More 113
17 Thou Fool! 120
18 If it Bear Fruit - Well 127
19 And the Door was Shut 133
20 God Forbid! 139
21 The Children of This World 146
22 Yet there is Room 151
23 Not having a Wedding Garment 158
24 Whatever is Right I will give you 162
25 Well Done! 169
26 Faithful in Little 174
27 Joy in Heaven 177
28 Go in Peace 188
29 The Last State of that man is worse than the First 193
30 Which did the Will of his Father? 198
31 He Counteth the Cost 204
32 We are Servants 209
33 He that humbleth himself shall be Exalted 213
34 Founded upon a Rock 217
Bibliography 223
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