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Fables

Tuesday, Nov. 29                               

Aesop’s Fables are still popular after some 25 centuries!  Aesop was apparently a slave and a marvelous story teller.  He lived from about 620 to 564 B.C.  147 more words

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The Wedding Banquet

Monday, Nov. 28                      

Let me illustrate the importance of understanding culture by using the Parable of the Wedding Banquet.  Mt. 22:1-14.  Without any cultural background, it makes a nice story, although some dreadful things took place.   218 more words

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The Wedding Banquet

Monday, Nov. 28                      

Let me illustrate the importance of understanding culture by using the Parable of the Wedding Banquet.  Mt. 22:1-14.  Without any cultural background, it makes a nice story, although some dreadful things took place.   218 more words

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Parables

Saturday, Nov. 26                                  

A figure of speech uses something that is known to explain something not known.  The known sheds light on something that is little known or something out of normal experience.  332 more words

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Figures

Friday, Nov. 25                                   

Roy Zuck in his book Basic Bible Interpretation cites (p.143) W. MacNiele Dixon’s evaluation of figures of speech:

“If I were asked what has been the most powerful force in the making of history . 166 more words

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The Parable of the Growing Seed

Thursday, Nov. 24           

The little known parable of the Growing Seed is found only in Mark 4:26-29.  A man sows the seed and then does nothing, no cultivation, no water. 159 more words

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