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New and old garment - 5:36 - Spoken at Levi's house in answer to the Pharisee's question about why Jesus' disciples did not fast as John's disciples did. To cut patches from Christianity(new cloth) to fill up rents of .ludaism(old garment) will result
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Christianity will be spoilt Christianity cannot be assimilated to.Iudaism Hastening the fall of Judaism Pharisees by insisting on fasting is demanding that the Gospel be grafted on to the Mosaic Law. Refers to outward fbrms and ceremonies.
New wine in old wine-skins - 5:37,38 - same occasion as parable of new and old gatment. a) Expansive freedom of Christianity cannot be confined in old unyielding forms of Judaism b) Attempt to combine Christianity with Judaism will cause such a fermentation leading to destruction of both. - Refer to principle or spirit of 2 dispensations. Jesus" argument i) Christianity, a life of union with Christ, is too joyous a fellowship to admit sorrow. ii) Christianity is not a sect of Judaism and cannot be part of it. iii) No man can be under law and grace. Combination will ruin both. iv) Jesus can make allowance for honest hearts to cling to an old faith.
built on rock and sand - 6:41-49 - End of the Sermon on the Mount Our lives must be built on the firm tbundation of hearing and obeying Jesus' words. Mere head knowledge is not sufficient to stand challenges and temptations of life because of lack of firm foundation. Basically teaches impoftance of application of God's Word in our lives.
Two Debtors - 7:4I-43 - Spoken at Simon the Pharisee's house in response to Simon's attitude toward the woman(sinner) who came with an alabaster flask of ointment.
a) We value the forgiveness of God in proportion to our sense of sin. b) Our love to God is also in proportion to God's great love to us.
The Sower - 8:4-8 - Spoken to a great crowd who came to Jesus from many towns as he w-as going through cities and villages preaching and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. Shows different responses of man's heart to seeds of Gospel. Good and honest heart: - holds fast to word - chiefcharacteristic - persistency & patience - simple, truthful, earnest nature fitted for receiving and nourishing word of everlasting life to bring forth fiuit with patience.
14:16-24 .13:20. Uncertainty of riches contrasts with 'laying hold of eternal life'. sanctifying and making holy the Church.Spoken together with parable of the mustard seed after the healing of the woman with a spirit of infirmity.1 9 Spoken after the healing of the woman with the spirit of infirmity.In response to his disciples' request to teach them to pray John taught his disciples and after'The Lord's Prayer'. God's punishment for sin comes upon those who do not repent. Faithful Steward - 12:42-48 - disciples to nufture believers until Jesus'return. t. Leaven - 13: 1 8. Friend at midnight .In response to someone's remark .(those who cannot repay one's - hospitality 15. Good Samaritan . Secondly . Contrast between charity of Samaritan and cold indifference of priest and Levite.12:16-21. Teaches the efficacy of earnest. Not to be selfish in our enjoyment to the exclusion of caring for others in need. lame etc. Great Supper . 1 - 12:35-38 - teaches watchfulness for Jesus' Second Coming. Jesus used parable to illustrate the importance of bearing fruit of repentance. Rich Fool . Mustard seed Wonderful growth & 13.Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. At Pharisee's house where Jesus was invited to dine on a Sabbath.not to take chiefseats at banquets b) to host .poor.Spoken in response to a man who asked Jesus to bid his brother to divide the inheritance with him.2I . expansion of visible Church from an insignificant beginning. 1.6. God is long-suffering to sinners. Primarily depicts clearly rejection of Jews and admission of Gentiles into God's kingdom. acquaintance or nationality but to have a feeling of neighbourliness towards everyone with whom we come in contact. Secret."And who is my neighbour? Lessons a) Not to be like lawyer who narowed his responsibility by confining neighbour to those bound to us by ties of friendship.spoken in reply to the lawyer's question .whom to invite . Repentance leads to forgiveness.against pride of wanting positions of honour a) to guest .1l :5-8 . Barren Fig tree * 13:6-9 .call to Gospel privileges if neglected may result in final exclusion from them. 12. as 8.10:30-37 . - .the good Samaritan.Spoken after some told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate mingled with their sacrifices. Servants waiting for their Lord 9. - 14:8-11 . . 10. imporlunate (perseverant) prayer. invisible. Lesson on humility . b) Picture of salvation of man by Jesus . Wedding Supper dine on Sabbath when Jesus noticed how some chose the places of honour. Those who just lay up earlhly treasures are not rich toward God. rapid work of Holy Spirit in the lives of believers.Spoken in house of a Pharisee ruler when Jesus was invited to 14.
same occasion and lesson as man building a tower importance of counting the cost of discipleship. will leave his people for a while before he returns. acknowledging His power & willingness to save. Pharisee & Publican . 2 I .same occasion as parables of the lost sheep and coin. The Pounds . c) Indirectly pictures attitude of Jews towards admission of Gentiles into Church. punishment to the faithful and destruction to his enemies. Man building a tower .14:28-30 . Unj a) b) c) ust Steward . Jesus will assign rewards to the faithful.Spoken against covetousness of the Pharisees who were lovers of money when they scoffed at Jesus after Jesus' teachings about riches. 14:31.Spoken to Jesus' disciples. The Unjust Judge or Importunate Widow . & our absolute wofthlessness. b) Answers murmuring Pharisees (elder brother).Spoken in response to Pharisee's and scribes murmuring about Jesus receiving sinners and eating with them when tax collectors and sinners were drawing near to hear Jesus. 22.16. a) Exquisite picture of sin. The rich man's sins were to indulge with luxury living and ignoring a needy man just at his gate and not applying what he learnt from Moses and the prophets.14 -Spoken to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others. Teaches the pains taken to save sinners & joy in heaven over salvation of a lost soul. his disciples are expected to serve him diligently because they will be required to give an account of their service. King going to war - - 18.18:2-5 .Spoken atZacchaeus' house.1 8:10. Teaches prayer as a lifting of the heart to God. In the meantime.32 . To make proper use of riches to prepare for the world to come & not to let riches be a snare leading to vice & laziness.Dwes &Lazarus . 17. Kingdom expected by Jervs was not to come immediately.1 6: 1 -8 . their King.. Lost sheep . penitence & forgiveness.15:11-21. 19.ing Jesus. Lost coin - 15:8- l0 - same occasion and lesson as lost sheep. 23. Men of the world energetically & cleverly execute their worldly business contrasting with the apathy & ignorance displayed by the sons of light in seeking after God's kingdom & His righteousness. 25. Prodigal Son . To be faithful stewards of God.Taught to great multitudes follou.19:12-27 . 24. Teaches the importance of counting cost of discipleship . . Shows fearful punishment of those who do not use their stewardship of wealth properly.Spoken to teach disciples that they ought to pray and not lose hearl.take up cross & follow Jesns. Jesus.16:19-31 . Teaches urgent intense continual prayer. 20.15:3-7 . not squandering our riches but to use them in useful deeds of mercy.
Parable clearly typifies the rejection of the Jews with the admission of the Gentiles into God's kingdom.26. .lews and principally the chief priests after the Sanhedrin questioned Jesus about his authority to teach the people. The Wicked Husbandmen 20:9-16 .Spoken against the.
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