Category Archives: Parables of Jesus

Five Were Foolish (Part 2)

“The Door Was Shut

Another perspective of the ancient wedding feast was the fact that those who were not present when the bridegroom arrived were not invited to participate in the feast. The parable accurately reflects the custom of that day. It was no accident that Jesus climaxed the parable with “and the door was shut,” for He also made a significant point concerning God’s view of our life. This earth is not our ultimate home, but a pilgrimage, merely a temporary place of abode. Continue reading

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Five Were Foolish (Part 1)

Without a doubt Jesus was and still is The Master Teacher. His use of parables was just one of several factors that made Him a great teacher. Parables, however, can make a very sharp point, teaching so forcefully that the hearer cannot avoid the meaning of the lesson. One example, in Matthew 25:1-13, is the parable of the “Five Wise and Five Foolish Maidens.” Continue reading

The Parable of the Sower, By Rod Halliburton

In Matthew 13:3-9, along with Matthew 13:18-23, we read of the parable of the sower. A sower went forth to sow his seed. Some fell by the wayside, some on stony ground, some on thorny ground, and some on fertile ground. We can learn a number of lessons when we consider the sower and the seed. Continue reading