Jan - Feb 2018

Parables of Jesus Lesson 1 Taking Root | Matthew 13:1-23 (Christine Wagoner)

Women of Grace

Jan 23, 2018

Jesus was a masterful storyteller who used a variety of parables to engage His listeners. In this study, we are looking at the parables on two levels: then and now. We must first determine what the text meant then. How did the original audience hear the message? What did Jesus want them to see? What did He want them to understand about God and His Kingdom. How did He want His listeners to apply the teaching to their lives? Second, we need to consider what the teaching means now. How do we take the original meaning and apply it today? What does Jesus want us to see? How can we apply the message of the parable in our context?