01-Introduction to the Parables

     A basic overview of how to correctly read and interpret the parables….. PDF 


02-The Parable of the Sower (Soils)

     Hearts are revealed in this soul-searching parable….. PDF


03-Parables of the Growing Seed, the Mustard Seed, and Leaven

     Jesus further explains the nature of the new kingdom….. PDF


04-Parables of the Hidden Treasure and Pearl of Great Price

     How much is the kingdom worth to you?….. PDF


05-Parables of the Strongman, Lost Sheep, Lost Coins, and Lost Sons

     Four parables of immense application….. PDF


06-Parables of the Foolish Virgins, the Talents, and the Pounds

     Be ready, work wisely, and be responsible….. PDF


07-Parables of the Wedding Feast, Great Supper, and the Friend at Midnight

     Are you ready? Are you invited? Are you persistent?….. PDF


08-Parables of the Two Debtors and Unmerciful Servant

     Oh to realize what a debtor we are! Unforgiveness is the world's worst prison….. PDF


09-Parables of the Vine and the Branches, the Fig Tree, and the Barren Fig Tree

     While not strictly a parable, a great story from John 15; and a lesson in bearing fruit….. PDF


10-Parables of the Evil Slave, the Laborers in the Vineyard and the Unjust Steward

     Be ready for the Lord's return, don't worry about the reward, and make friends…..PDF


11-The Parables of the Lamp, and Jesus: The Bread of Life

     Two powerful metaphors…..PDF


12-The Parable of the Good Samaritan

     Which person in the story fits you?…..PDF









Please click here to see the outlines for THE TEN(DER) COMMANDMENTS.

My sincere thanks to Warren W. Weirsbe (Windows on the Parables) and to James Burton Coffman (Commentaries on the New Testament) for their valuable material on the parables.



     Overview of the study….. PDF 


01-No Others Gods

     The first commandment, "have no other gods before Me" (Ex. 20:1-3)….. PDF


02-Pursuing Empty Images

     The second commandment, "do not make for yourself an graven image" (Ex. 20:4-6)….. PDF


03-Respect What is Holy

     The third commandment, "do not take the Lord's name in vain" (Ex. 20:7)….. PDF


04-A Time to Reflect

     The fourth commandment, "remember the Sabbath and keep it holy" (Ex. 20:8)….. PDF


05-A Command with a Promise

     The fifth commandment, "honor your father and mother"….. PDF


06-Respecting Human Life

     The sixth commandment, "you shall not murder"….. PDF


07-Protecting Your Marriage

     The seventh commandment, "you shall not commit adultery"….. PDF


08-Allow God to Meet Your Needs

     The eighth commandment, "you shall not steal"….. PDF


09-Words That Hurt

     The ninth commandment, "do not lie"…..PDF


10-True Contentment

     The tenth commandment, "do not  covet"…..PDF



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