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35 Parables of Jesus in 8 Categories

The parables are placed into 8 categories: God's Word-Believe It or Not; Jesus is the Messiah; Repentance/Salvation; Judgment; The Kingdom is of God; Kingdom/Treasure; Salvation/Sanctification; Prayer
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1. The Wise & Foolish Builders- Matthew 7:24- 27 (Luke 6:47- 49)
Gods' Word Believe It Or Not: Those who believe and obey God's word will prosper and be saved. Those who do not will perish. End of the Sermon on the Mount
2. The New Cloth and New Wineskins- Matthew 9:16- 17
Messiah: Transition from the Old Covenant to the New Covenant - Jesus is the Messiah - Prompted by a question about fasting.
3. The Sower- Matthew 13:5- 8 (Mark 4:3- 8; Luke 8:5- 8)
Repentance/Salvation: God's word does not grow in a hardened or distracted heart. God's word grows in a heart that is broken in repentance. Sermon by the Sea. Jesus then refers to Isaiah's call in which he is told that many would not listen to him.
4. The Weeds- Matthew 13:24- 30
Judgment: God's kingdom will have hypocrites. We can't remove them. They will be removed at the Last Judgment.
5. The Mustard Seed- Matthew 13:31- 32 (Mark 4:30- 32; Luke 13:18- 19)
Kingdom Is Of God: God's kingdom grows mysteriously and has a big influence from small sources.
6. The Yeast- Matthew 13:33 (Luke 13:20- 21)
Kingdom Is Of God: God's kingdom grows and has a big influence from a small source.
7. The Hidden Treasure- Matthew 13:44
Kingdom/Treasure God's kingdom (to be saved) is our greatest treasure. Or God's kingdom is His greatest treasure for which He gave His Son. If one is true, the other is true.
8. The Pearl of Great Price- Matthew 13:45- 46
Kingdom/Treasure: God's kingdom (to be saved) is our greatest treasure. Or God's kingdom is His greatest treasure for which He gave His Son. If one is true, the other is true.
9. The Fishing Net- Matthew 13:47- 50
Judgment: God's kingdom will have hypocrites. We can't remove them. They will be removed at the Last Judgment.
10. The Unforgiving Servant- Matthew 18:23- 35
Salvation/Sanctification: As God has forgiven us, we are to forgive others
11. The Workers in the Vineyard- Matthew 20:1- 16
Salvation/Sanctification: Salvation is God's call. Each of us suffer and/or produce fruits at different levels.
12. The Two Sons- Matthew 21:28- 32
Repentance/Salvation: Salvation is based on true repentance not good intentions.
13. The Wicked Vinegrowers- Matthew 21:33- 46 (Mark 12:1- 12; Luke 20:9- 19)
Messiah: Transition from the Old Covenant to the New Covenant - Jesus is the Messiah - Holy Week
14. The Wedding Banquet- Matthew 22:1- 14
Gods' Word Believe It Or Not: Those who believe and obey God's word will prosper and be saved. Those who do not will perish.
15. The Two Servants- Matthew 24:45- 51 (Luke 12:42- 48)
Judgment: Faithful servants work and wait on the Lord. Unfaithful servants squander God's grace.
16. The 10 Virgins- Matthew 25:1- 13
Judgment: Jesus will return and be with those who are with Him now through His word.
17. The Talents- Matthew 25:14- 30
Judgment: We will be ready for the Lord is His word is alive and at work in us.
18. The Seed Growing Secretly- Mark 4:26- 29
Kingdom Is Of God: It grows mysteriously by God's grace.
19. The Doorkeeper- Mark 13:34- 37
Judgment: Faithful servants stay awake
20. The Rude Children- Luke 7:31- 35
Messiah: Transition from the Old Covenant to the New Covenant - Jesus is the Messiah - Against those who rejected John's Bapism & Repentance
21. The Two Debters- Luke 7:41- 43
Repentance/Salvation: Salvation is based on true repentance not good works.
22. The Good Samaritan- Luke 10:25- 37
Repentance/Salvation: The Law requires perfect love. Only God has perfect love.
23. The Friend at Midnight- Luke 11:5- 8
Prayer: God hears our prayers therefore we should pray.
24. The Rich Fool- Luke 12:16- 21
Salvation/Sanctification: Since God has given us everything we should not desire the gifts more than the Giver.
25. The Barren Fig Tree- Luke 13:6- 9
Judgment: God desires men to be saved and is patiently working for that.
26. The Great Banquet- Luke 14:15- 24
Gods' Word Believe It Or Not: Those who believe and obey God's word will prosper and be saved.
27. The Unfinished Tower and the King's Rash War- Luke 14:28- 33
Salvation/Sanctification: Because we are saved we cannot be attached permanently to anything in this world. Spoken to large crowd, some of which were not following Jesus completely.
28. The Lost Sheep- Matthew 18:12- 14 (Luke 15:4- 7)
Kingdom Is Of God: God goes to get those who will be in His Kingdom
29. The Lost Coin- Luke 15:8- 10
Kingdom Is Of God: God goes to get those who will be in His Kingdom
30. The Prodigal Son- Luke 15:11- 32
Repentance/Salvation: Salvation is based on true repentance not good works.
31. The Shrewd Manager- Luke 16:1- 9
Salvation/Sanctification: Use well the blessings God has given you. (Faithful in little/ Faithful in much)
32. The Servant's Reward- Luke 17:7- 10
Salvation/Sanctification: It is good to be a servant of a good master therefore serve the master first.
33. The Unjust Judge- Luke 18:1- 8
Prayer: If we can sometimes overcome injustice by persistance, imagine what can happen when we are persistent with a just Judge!
34. The Pharisee and the Tax Collector- Luke 18:9- 14
Repentance/Salvation: Good works do not save. God saves the broken hearted.
35. The Pounds- Luke 19
Judgment: We will be ready for the Lord is His word is alive and at work in us.