Parables (Study 4)—Lamp of the Body

From The Manifesto (Matthew Chapters 4-7) The Lamp of the Body – Chapter 6:22-2422 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If then your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is diseased, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then...

Parables (Study 3)—Moth, Rust, Theives

From The Manifesto (Matthew Chapters 4-7) Moth, Rust, and Thieves – Chapter 6:19-2119 “Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and devouring insect destroy and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But accumulate for yourselves treasures in...

Parables (Study 2)—Matthew 5 Salt and Light

From The Manifesto (Matthew Chapters 4-7) The first parabolic illustration used by Jesus is found earlier in Matthew Chapter 4 when He spoke of his disciples as fishers of men. We will consider that illustration at a later time when it is more particularly applied...

Parables (Study 1)—The Parabolic Method

Psalm 78Didactic Psalm(NIV)1 My people, hear my teaching;listen to the words of my mouth.2 I will open my mouth with a parable;I will utter hidden things, things from of old—3 things we have heard and known,things our ancestors have told us.4 We will not hide them...