Wednesday morning Bible Study

Posted on September 21, 2021 - General News, Uncategorized

We are studying Parables of Jesus.
Here is a great introductory explanation by Dr. Matt Skinner, Prof. at Luther Seminary.

 

Week 1, September 1, 2021     Luke 10:30-37. Good Samaritan

Week 2,  September 8, 2021.  John 15:1-6. The Vine & Branches

Week 3 September 22, 2021.   Luke 17:7-10. Duty/ Responsibility

Week 4, September 29, 2021.   Matt 13:31-32; Mark 4:31-32; Luke 13:19. Mustard Seed

Week 5, October 6, 2021.  Matt 7:1-6, Luke 6:37-42.   Speck & Log

Questions asked EACH WEEK:

Prior to each reading of a parable, consider the following 2 questions:

  1. Consider & explain various ways in which people learn. Why do you think Jesus told parables?

  2. If the parable is located in multiple gospels, compare them and note the differences. What could be some of the reasons for the differences?

After Reading Each Parable, Reflect Upon The Following:

1. What stood out to you from the parable?
2. What specific need or issue is being addressed by Jesus?
3. What cultural issues are included in the parable?
4. Is one truth reveal by the telling of the parable?
5. What does the parable reveal about Jesus and His Kingdom?
6. What is the one central meaning of the parable?
7. How did Jesus interpret the parable?
8. What is the context of the story? ***
9. Who are the characters in the story?
10.Life with Jesus involves transformation. What is the challenge in the parable? 11.What does Jesus expect?

*** Context of the story involves the location, time, year, season, etc. 

https://goexplorethebible.com/blog/adults/seven-questions-to-ask-when-interpreting-a-parable/