par·a·ble \ˈpa-rə-bəl\ def: specifically : a usually short fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle; ex: any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message; “the parable of the prodigal son”
Parables: Most of us can remember one or two from the Gospels, but how many times do we really dig deeply into these stories that Jesus used to teach with? Not only is it a good practice to review these words of Jesus, it is also beneficial to study them together and learn from each other. Over these four weeks in April, we will read and discuss a parable each week and learn together as we grow in relationship with each other and with God through Jesus Christ. Study materials will be provided for each parable:
1. The Wedding Banquet (Luke 14:16-24)
2. The Wise and Foolish Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13)
3. The Widow and the Judge (Luke 18:1-8)
4. The Rich Young Man and the Vineyard Workers (Matthew 19:16-20:16)
Groups will meet four times in April, on Sunday, Monday, or Thursday evenings.
For more information, contact Director of LIFE Ministry Pete Sherry