Preaching the Parables: From Responsible Interpretation to Powerful Proclamation

Preaching the Parables: From Responsible Interpretation to Powerful Proclamation

by Craig L. Blomberg
ISBN-10:
0801027497
ISBN-13:
9780801027499
Pub. Date:
07/01/2004
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group

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Overview

Preaching the Parables: From Responsible Interpretation to Powerful Proclamation

A guide to preaching the parables that shows how to first interpret the parables, then proclaim their significance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801027499
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2004
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Craig L. Blomberg (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He is the author or editor of more than ten books, including Jesus and the Gospels and Interpreting the Parables.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations7
Preface9
Introduction13
1The Parable of the Prodigal Sons and Their Father (Luke 15:11-32)33
2Can I Be Saved without Stewardship? (Luke 16:19-31)45
3Who Is My Most Important Neighbor? (Luke 10:25-37)56
4Can I Be Saved If I Refuse to Forgive Others? (Matthew 18:23-35)70
5Shrewd Stewards (Luke 16:1-13)82
6Let's Play Wedding, Let's Play Funeral (Matthew 11:16-19)94
7How Do You Hear? (Matthew 13:1-23)105
8Seeds, Weeds, and Explosive Growth (Matthew 13:24-43)118
9The Kingdom of Heaven: Priceless (Matthew 13:44-52)131
10The Basement of the Hard Rock Cafe (Matthew 7:13-27)143
11The Parable of the Recovering Homosexual (Luke 18:9-14)156
12Pray and Persevere (Luke 18:1-8)169
13The Cost of Discipleship (Luke 14:25-35)181
14How to Prepare for Christ's Return (Matthew 24:43-25:30)192
15Who Really Are the Sheep and the Goats? (Matthew 25:31-46)205
Conclusion217
Notes221
Subject Index239
Scripture Index247

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