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The Parable Of The Wedding Banquet

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…

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The Rich Man and Lazarus

The Rich Man and 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…

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The Parable of the Workers in the Field

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…

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The Parable of the Talents

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…

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The Parable of the Ten Virgins

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…

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The Parable of the Persistent Widow

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…

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The Parable of the Sower

The Parable of the Sower By Jack Kelley Every time I post a study on the completed work of the Lord who took away all the sins of the world, and how all that’s left for us to do is believe, I get a number of questions from people. These…

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Close to Heaven but Now in Hell

Close to Heaven but Now in Hell By Ed Vitagliano I love the parables Jesus taught. First, I love good stories. Second, the parables make you dig for the message. Sometimes parables obscure the truth being taught. Jesus taught that this was done intentionally (Matt. 13:10-17). So we must press…

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The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

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…

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The Parable of the Tenants

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…

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