How to lead a GIG

Parables of Jesus

While Jesus was on earth he often spoke in parables; analogies. These analogies are used to communicate a certain lesson to a select group while it still remains hidden to others. This 10-part series will go through different parables Jesus said throughout the Bible.

1: The Sower and the Soils (Mark 4:1-20)

Examine the "parable of the sower" from and look closely at what Jesus may mean in it.

2: Acting Like Children of God (Luke 6:27-42)

Jesus' words on love and judgment, and how they reflect God.

3: Three Views of Good and Evil (Matthew 21:28-32, Matthew 7:24-27, Luke 18:9-14)

Three stories that discuss to paths you can take: one pleasing to God, and one not. The Sons, The Builders, The Pharisee and the Tax Collector.

4: The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

This story describes possibly surprising actions to take towards strangers.

5: The Rich Farmer (Luke 12:13-21)

God's view of wealth and our view of wealth differ. This story helps explain the difference.

6: The Lost Son (Luke 12:13-21)

This story shows our freedom to reject God and describes the unconditional love God has for us.

7: The Unmerciful Servant (Matthew 18:21-35)

What is forgiveness? Why should we show it?

8: The Worker in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16)

God is generous, and what may seem fair or unfair to us isn't the same for God.

9: The Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14)

Is there a right way to accept the gifts of God? Matthew 22:1-14

10: The Three Servants (Matthew 25:14-30)

God gives talents and gifts to everyone - how do you use them?

These Bible studies and more can be found on the International Student Ministry website.