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  • A city set on a hill

    JESUS teaches about a city set on a hill in Matthew 5:14.

    Matthew 5:14  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

    What was JESUS teaching in this parable?  What is the spiritual meaning? We will look at the Bible so that we can get a better understanding of what JESUS was teaching.

  • Cast not your pearls before swine

    In Matthew 7:6 JESUS teachers to cast not your pearls before swine. What does this all mean? We will use the Bible to decipher what JESUS meant.

    Matthew 7:6  Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

    What is the Spiritual meaning of what JESUS is teaching us?

  • Eye be single

    The parable of the eye be single that JESUS is teaching us is in Matthew 6:22-23. We will have a look at what JESUS was saying in this parable. Using the Bible to decipher the meaning. We can then have a better understanding of the teachings of JESUS. Instead of thinking what JESUS was saying by using our own interpretation. We will use the Bible alone.

    Matthew 6:22-23  The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

  • Eye plucked out

    JESUS speaks of the eye plucked out in Matthew 5:29. Using the Bible to interpret this parable we will see what JESUS is teaching us.

    Matthew 5:29  And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

    This parable is were JESUS starts His teaching of hell.

  • Eye with a beam in it

    In Matthew 7:1-3 JESUS has another parable. The eye with a beam in it. What is JESUS teaching us? Let us use the Bible to understand the teaching of JESUS.

    Matthew 7:1-3  Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

  • The Garment with a hole in it

    What does the parable of Matthew 9:16 mean? The Garment with the hole in it. We will use the Bible to decipher what JESUS was teaching us.

    Matthew 9:16  No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.

    The similar parables are in Mark and Luke. You can do this using a concordance. Or computer software like e-Sword or SwordSearcher.

  • JESUS spoke of another parable in Matthew 13:33-35.

    Matthew 13:33-35  Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

    It is about a woman baking bread. This is the physical part of the parable. What was the hidden meaning?

  • Lost piece of silver

    There is more to the parable of the 'lost piece of silver' than meets the eye. 

    Luke 15:8  Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?

    Luke 15:9  And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.

    Luke 15:10  Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

    JESUS explains the parable in verse 10. It is about going and seeking the lost that are in the house of GOD. This is shown in that the woman lost a piece of silver in her house.

  • A parable in Luke 11:5-8 is about a friend that comes to the door of another and asked for three loaves to feed his friend that came to him.

    Luke 11:5-8  And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

  • Our forgotten resting place.

    There are parables in the Old Testament as well. We will look at one in Jeremiah - our forgotten resting place.

    Jeremiah 50:6  My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.

  • Right hand cut off part 1

    In the parable of 'the right hand cut off', found in Matthew 5:30. Was JESUS saying that we must physically cut off our right hand if it offends us? No, He had a spiritual meaning that we will have look at.

    Matthew 5:30  And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

  • Right hand cut off part 2

    Looking at the physical meaning of this parable in Matthew 5.

    Matthew 5:30  And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

  • Seek first the KINGDOM of GOD

    We need to seek first the Kingdom of GOD. Our worldly business is not supposed to be first in a Christians life. We will take a closer look at the parable in Matthew 6:24-34.

    Matthew 6:33  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

  • Seek, Find, Knock

    In the parable in Matthew 7:7-12 JESUS mentions that we must seek. find, knock. This is part of the Christian walk. Let us use the Bible to explain more of what JESUS was teaching us.

    Matthew 7:7-12  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

  • The Bridegroom

    What was JESUS teaching in the parable of the Bridegroom? Let us use the Bible to interpret this parable.

    Matthew 9:14  Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

    Matthew 9:15  And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.

     JESUS implies that the disciples are the 'children of the bridechamber'  and that He is the 'bridegroom'.

  • The candle under the bushel

    JESUS speaks about hiding a candle under a bushel. What does this parable mean? Let us use the Bible to define what JESUS was teaching us.

    Matthew 5:15-16  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

    This parable is compared with the one in Luke that uses some different words.

    Luke 8:16  No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.

    Let us look at what the meaning of this parable is from the Bible.

  • The grain of mustard seed

    In the parable about the grain of mustard seed we will see what JESUS is teaching us. Using the Bible to interpret this parable.

    Matthew 13:31  Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

    Matthew 13:32  Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

     This parable is about faith.

  • The man without the wedding garment

    JESUS' parable of the man without the wedding garment in Matthew 22:1-14 will be deciphered using the Bible.

    Matthew 22:1-14  And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.

  • The old and new wine bottles

    What is the parable about the old and new wine bottles about? Let us use the Bible to understand what JESUS is teaching us.

    Matthew 9:17  Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

    The other similar parables are in Luke and Mark.

    Mark 2:22  And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.

    The one in Mark uses 'marred' instead of 'perish'.

    Luke 5:37-39  And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.

  • The salt of the earth

    In parable of the salt of the earth in Matthew 5:13. JESUS teaches us some important lessons.

    Matthew 5:13  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

     Who is supposed to be the salt of the earth? If Christians are the salt of the earth then what does this parable mean?

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