Parables

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The Parable of the Workers in the Field

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The Parable of the Workers in the Field A Bible Study by Jack Kelley “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. “About […]

The Parable of the Persistent Widow

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The Parable of the Persistent Widow A Bible Study by Jack Kelley Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in […]

The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

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The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard A Bible Study by Jack Kelley For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. About […]

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

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The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant A Bible Study by Jack Kelley Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. (Or seventy times seven) “Therefore, the kingdom […]

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

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The Parable of the Ten Virgins A Bible Study by Jack Kelley “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any […]

The Parable of the Tenants

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The Parable of the Tenants A Bible Study by Jack Kelley It was one of those edgy discussions between the Priests and the Lord. They were questioning His authority again, and since they were unwilling to answer His question about the origin of John’s baptism, He refused to answer their question about His authority. Then […]

The Parable of the Talents

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The Parable of the Talents A Bible Study by Jack Kelley The Lord’s use of parables always gets my interest. A parable is a fictional story meant to illustrate a principle or truth. The word parable comes from the Greek parabollo, which literally means “to throw alongside.” Aesop’s fables demonstrate a secular application of this […]

The Parable of the Lost Son…A Prophetic Perspective

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The Parable of the Lost Son…A Prophetic Perspective A Bible Study by Jack Kelley Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. “Not long after that, the younger son got together […]

The Rich Man & Lazarus

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The Rich Man & Lazarus A Bible Study by Jack Kelley The story of the Rich Man and Lazarus is found only in the gospel according to Luke (16:19-31) and is the clearest picture anywhere in Scripture of the afterlife. As such it is essential reading for anyone attempting to counter the plethora of “life […]

The Parable Of The Wedding Banquet

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The Parable Of The Wedding Banquet A Bible Study by Jack Kelley Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but […]

Who Are We, Anyway?

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Who Are We, Anyway? A Bible Study by Jack Kelley As we begin another Christmas season, let’s review exactly what the Lord’s arrival on Earth has done for us. It’ll help us remember the reason for the season and rekindle our joy in the midst of all the hustle and bustle. Then he left the […]