This drawing of a stained glass window depicts connections between Jesus and a variety of his parables. This graphic version is by Kathy Grimm
A parable is a succinct story, in prose or verse, which illustrates one or more instructive principles, or lessons, or (sometimes) a normative principle. It differs from a fable in that fables use animals, plants, inanimate objects, and forces of nature as characters, while parables generally feature human characters. It is a type of analogy.
Some scholars of the Canonical gospels and the New Testament apply the term “parable” only to the parables of Jesus, though that is not a common restriction of the term. Parables such as “The Prodigal Son” are central to Jesus’ teaching method in both the canonical narratives and the apocrypha.
Links to Sermons and Articles About Parables:
- Growing in Christ (thekingspresence.wordpress.com)
- Matthew 13: The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like (kingdomnewtestament.wordpress.com)
- A Broken Family (cfcwaterloo.wordpress.com)
- Lost…explosive parables, and the fall out (thewearypilgrim.typepad.com)
- Parable of the Rude-As-Heck-Employees (thecontrarywoman.wordpress.com)
- Matthew 13:1-30 (wiseasking.wordpress.com)
- Be a Good Neighbor (chasingthewind.net)
- Letter: A parable: God must wonder who was paying attention to Jesus’ sermons (tcpalm.com)
- “Parables from the Back Side” Quote (missionmusings.wordpress.com)
-  Ready to meet God? (notmanywise.wordpress.com)
- The Power of Parable How Fiction by Jesus Became Fiction about Jesus By John Dominic Crossan (evolutionarymystic.wordpress.com)
- When the “Other” is my Neighbor (bobcornwall.com)
- The Road to Emmaus (billpeddie.wordpress.com)
- Heaven is a great place …. who have you told about it? (baaaaa.com)
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