Preaching the Parables

A guide to preaching the parables that shows how to first interpret the parables, then proclaim their significance.

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Author: Craig L. Blomberg

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801027499

Category: Religion

Page: 251

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A guide to preaching the parables that shows how to first interpret the parables, then proclaim their significance.

Preaching Parables

This text is the first to systematically look at the type and style of parables as a genre across literary and religious lines.

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Author: Steven J. Voris

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809145065

Category: Religion

Page: 219

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This text is the first to systematically look at the type and style of parables as a genre across literary and religious lines to help readers understand and use the unique transformational process themselves.

The Parables

Drawing on scholarship on the parables as well as theological, pastoral, and practical insights, Douglas Webster guides the reader through each of Jesus's parables, pointing out the important nuances that allow us to understand them and be ...

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Author: Douglas D. Webster

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 9780825446900

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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A comprehensive study of Jesus's parables that emphasizes personal reflection and application Jesus's parables used familiar situations to convey deep spiritual truths in ways that are provocative and subversive of the status quo. Prayerfulness was pictured by a persistent widow. The joy of salvation in the homecoming of a lost son. Love of neighbor by a marginalized Samaritan. If we're not careful, we can easily miss details in the parables that reveal their subtle meanings as well as their contemporary relevance. Drawing on scholarship on the parables as well as theological, pastoral, and practical insights, Douglas Webster guides the reader through each of Jesus's parables, pointing out the important nuances that allow us to understand them and be transformed by them. Reflection questions at the end of each chapter can be used for personal or group study, and an appendix for pastors provides guidance for preaching the parables. Pastors, Bible teachers, and serious students of Scripture will find this tour through Jesus's parabolic teaching to be a feast for both the mind and the soul.

Preaching the Parables

Dallas Brauninger probes these familiar texts with a fresh, imaginative viewpoint, revealing what they tell us about God and inviting further reflection on what they mean for modern living.

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Author: Dallas A. Brauninger

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9780788023668

Category: Bible

Page: 191

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Jesus used his parables to teach ordinary people with common problems; yet because these simple stories contain universal truths that transcend time and culture, they still strike a powerful chord and provide us with important lessons about God's kingdom. Preaching The Parables offers a gold mine of informative background material on each of the seven parables appearing in Cycle B of the Revised Common Lectionary. Dallas Brauninger probes these familiar texts with a fresh, imaginative viewpoint, revealing what they tell us about God and inviting further reflection on what they mean for modern living. Brauninger identifies points of action, examines significant terms, and engages in imaginary exchanges with a variety of characters. The complete text of each parable is also included, along with an analysis highlighting similarities and differences in parallel passages. And there's a convenient ?word study? index for locating key concepts from parables in all three lectionary cycles.

Preaching the Parables

In this volume, Sheffield helps you tell the story by expanding on 14 of Jesus' parables appearing in Cycle A and bringing them into a more modern setting. The parables of Jesus as familiar, predictable Sunday school stories?

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Author: Richard Louie Sheffield

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9780788024580

Category: Religion

Page: 115

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People love to share good stories -- but above all, they remember them Jesus knew this, so the master storyteller's most powerful sermons -- the parables -- were earthly stories that used everyday imagery to communicate heavenly meaning. In this volume, Sheffield helps you tell the story by expanding on 14 of Jesus' parables appearing in Cycle A and bringing them into a more modern setting. The parables of Jesus as familiar, predictable Sunday school stories? Not when Richard Sheffield is doing the preaching and teaching -- Ginny Thornburgh (Board of Trustees, Princeton Theological Seminary)

Preaching the Parables

When they are employed in preaching the hearer receives images that are easy to remember. Preaching the Parables provides a means of communicating the teachings of Jesus for modern Christians. With each parable Keeney includes: a.

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Author: William E. Keeney

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9780788005411

Category: Religion

Page: 211

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Parables provide insights and lessons which are timeless. When they are employed in preaching the hearer receives images that are easy to remember. "Preaching the Parables" provides a means of communicating the teachings of Jesus for modern Christians. With each parable Keeney includes: a. Scripture Text -- so readers don't have to refer to the Bible b. Theme c. Context: 1) of the church year 2) of the passage or verse 3) of the other lections for the day 4) of the scriptures 5) of the pericope d. Contemplation e. Homily Hints f. "Point of Contact" g. "Points to Ponder" h. Illustrative Materials William Keeney holds a Ph.D. from Hartford Seminary, Hartford, Connecticut. He has been Assistant to the President and professor of Bible and Religion at Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio, and Provost and professor of Bible and Religion at Bethel College in Kansas. He has also taught Peace and Conflict Studies at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. In addition to teaching he has served pastorates in Connecticut, Kansas, and Ohio.

Preaching with Parables

Jesus' preaching was the most effective preaching of all time. Perhaps yours could become more so if you learned to preach parabolically "€" as He did. Here is the book that will show you how "€" even if your seminary professors didn't.

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Author: Jay Edward Adams

Publisher: Timeless Texts

ISBN: 1889032549

Category: Religion

Page: 64

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Jesus preached in parables. Have you ever done so, preacher? "Well," you say, "they never taught me to do it in seminary." Is that a good enough reason? Of course not! Jesus' preaching was the most effective preaching of all time. Perhaps yours could become more so if you learned to preach parabolically - as He did!

Preaching the Parables

This resource provides a gold mine of background material on each of the fourteen parables in Cycle A. Brauninger brings a fresh, imaginative approach to these familiar texts, probing them to reveal what they tell us about God and ...

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Author: Dallas A. Brauninger

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9780788023194

Category: Bible

Page: 201

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This resource provides a gold mine of background material on each of the fourteen parables in Cycle A. Brauninger brings a fresh, imaginative approach to these familiar texts, probing them to reveal what they tell us about God and reflecting on what these simple stories containing universal truth mean for modern living. Modeled on the format of Brauninger's popular Preaching The Miracles series, each chapter in Preaching The Parables identifies points of action, examines significant terms, and engages in imaginary exchanges with a variety of characters. The complete text of each parable is also included, along with an analysis highlighting similarities and differences in parallel passages.

Preaching the Parables

The parables of Jesus are timeless stories -- and with the current popularity of narrative preaching, the parables are a familiar topic in the contemporary pulpit. But preaching on the parables is not as easy as it looks at first glance.

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Author: John R. Brokhoff

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9780788019203

Category: Bible

Page: 122

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The parables of Jesus are timeless stories -- and with the current popularity of narrative preaching, the parables are a familiar topic in the contemporary pulpit. But preaching on the parables is not as easy as it looks at first glance. Should we simply tell the parable in our own words and let it stand on its own feet, or is its lesson most effectively communicated by constructing a sermon around the central theme? Or should the preacher spiritualize the parable by probing for allegorical meaning? Master homiletician John Brokhoff aids preachers in answering these key questions with rigorous and enlightening background information on parables from Mark and John appearing in Cycle B of the Revised Common Lectionary. He offers not only exegesis and interpretation for each passage, but also rich material for sermon development, suggested outlining approaches, and preaching illustrations. Parables included are: - The Doorkeeper (Mark 13:32-37) - The Good Shepherd (John 10:11-18) - The True Vine (John 15:1-8) - A Strong Man (Mark 3:20-25) - The Miracle Seed (Mark 4:26-34) - Bread To Eat (John 6:35, 41-51) - Eat The Bread (John 6:51-58) A popular preacher, teacher, and writer, John R. Brokhoff served as Professor of Homiletics at Candler School of Theology, Emory University from 1965 to 1979. Prior to that he pastored Lutheran congregations in Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Brokhoff is the recipient of the George Washington medal from the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, and is the author of many CSS titles, including "This You Can Believe "and "Pray Like Jesus."

The Parables of Jesus

The parable is the most well-known literary form presented in the gospels. And since narrative or story sermons are such a prominent element in the contemporary pulpit, pastors are preaching on the parable texts more frequently than ever.

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Author: Richard Gribble

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9780788015953

Category: Religion

Page: 278

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The parable is the most well-known literary form presented in the Gospels -- and pastors are preaching on these texts more frequently than ever. Richard Gribble thoroughly examines each of the parables in Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary. In addition to exegesis, Gribble discusses the context, theme, and application of the parable to contemporary life. He also offers "spiritual food for the journey" and suggested directions for preaching. This is a classic resource for preaching...or for Bible study and inspiration.

Parables for Preachers Year B The Gospel of Mark

While this book reflects a wealth of scholarship (it has a very extensive bibliography), it is clearly written and accessible to the general reader.

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Author: Barbara E. Reid

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814625517

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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The parables of Jesus are puzzling sayings and stories with world-transforming potential. Parables for Preachers offers an understanding of how parables work and a fresh variety of possible meanings not only for Jesus's original audience and for the early Christians for whom Matthew, Mark, and Luke wrote but also for contemporary Christians as well. The Gospel parables are analyzed in the order in which they appear in the Lectionary, making this book an indispensable resource for preachers, teachers, catechists, liturgy planners, and Bible study groups. Barbara Reid is Professor of New Testament at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. She is the author of Matthew in the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series as well as Choosing the Better Part? Women in the Gospel of Luke, both published by Liturgical Press.

Speaking Parables

Speaking Parables includes commentary on thirty-three different parables with suggestions for preaching each one.

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Author: David Buttrick

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664221912

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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David Buttrick provides an introduction to the parables with a discussion of particular homiletical issues preachers face in interpreting parables. Speaking Parables includes commentary on thirty-three different parables with suggestions for preaching each one.

Preaching Parables to Postmoderns

Preachers, in their call to preach the Scriptures, are not only charged with the responsibility of speaking its truth but of speaking in such a way that people of this age and culture understand.

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Author: Brian Stiller

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: 0800637135

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Preachers, in their call to preach the Scriptures, are not only charged with the responsibility of speaking its truth but of speaking in such a way that people of this age and culture understand. To do this, the preacher builds a bridge between todays people and the gospel of both testaments. For some, this task is more difficult than for others. Preaching to those living in an inner-city housing project is far removed from an outpost mission in the two-thirds world. Each community has its own way of thinking and attaches different values to symbols of its own making. For those called preach to a generation raised on MTV and late-night comedians or those rooted in various economic culturesfrom governmentsponsored jobs overseen by union bosses to entrepreneurial dot-com companiesor generations stretching from high school students to "freedom fifty-fivers," the task is enormous. When one adds to that the complexity of a radical shift in underlying intellectual and cultural assumptions, the task of preaching becomes even more complicated.

How to Preach a Parable

In this practical and insightful guide, one of the nation's most respected preachers shows how to use the structure of Jesus' parables to create lively and interesting sermons.

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Author: Eugene L. Lowry

Publisher: Abingdon Preacher's Library

ISBN: 0687179246

Category: Religion

Page: 173

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In this practical and insightful guide, one of the nation's most respected preachers shows how to use the structure of Jesus' parables to create lively and interesting sermons.

Parables for Preachers

Yet Sunday after Sunday preachers are asked to open up the meaning of the parables to their congregations. Barbara Reid helps preachers offer fresh fare from these familiar stories.

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Author: Barbara E. Reid

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814625509

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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The parables of Jesus are puzzling sayings and stories with world-transforming potential. Parables for Preachers offers an understanding of how parables work and a fresh variety of possible meanings not only for Jesus's original audience and for the early Christians for whom Matthew, Mark, and Luke wrote but also for contemporary Christians as well. The Gospel parables are analyzed in the order in which they appear in the Lectionary, making this book an indispensable resource for preachers, teachers, catechists, liturgy planners, and Bible study groups. Barbara Reid is Professor of New Testament at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. She is the author of Matthew in the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series as well as Choosing the Better Part? Women in the Gospel of Luke, both published by Liturgical Press.

What Are You Waiting For

Part of the Protestant Pulpit Exchange, this book contains popular preaching material on 10 of Jesus' parables as found in the Gospel of Matthew.

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Author: Mark Trotter

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426727627

Category: Religion

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Part of the Protestant Pulpit Exchange, this book contains popular preaching material on 10 of Jesus' parables as found in the Gospel of Matthew. Trotter says that the single most important assumption for contemporary preaching on the parables is that parables are metaphors--a means to see something we do not yet have the eyes to see. Parables ought to do for us what they did for those who first heard them.

Preaching the Parables

When they are employed in preaching, the hearer receives images that are easy to remember. Preaching the Parables provides a means of communicating the teachings of Jesus for modern Christians. With each parable Keeney includes: 1.

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Author: William E. Keeney

Publisher: CSS Publishing Company

ISBN: 0788010174

Category: Bible

Page: 268

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Parables provide insights and lessons that are timeless. When they are employed in preaching, the hearer receives images that are easy to remember. "Preaching the Parables" provides a means of communicating the teachings of Jesus for modern Christians. With each parable Keeney includes: 1. Scripture Text so readers do not have to refer to the Bible 2. The theme of the parable 3. The context of the parable a) how it fits into the church year b) how it relates to the other scripture passages for the day 4. Some issues that the parable addresses 5. Ideas for preaching the parable 6. Creative illustrations which can be used in preaching William Keeney holds a Ph.D. from Hartford Seminary in Connecticut. He has been Assistant to the President and professor of Bible and Religion at Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio, and Provost and professor of Bible and Religion at Bethel College in Kansas. He has also taught Peace and Conflict Studies at Kent State University. In addition to teaching he has served pastorates in Connecticut, Kansas and Ohio.

Preaching the Parables

This book helps preachers "prime the pump" with a wealth of informative material on each of the seven parables appearing in Cycle B of the Revised Common Lectionary.

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Author: William E. Keeney

Publisher: CSS Publishing Company

ISBN: 0788008285

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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Though based in the culture of first-century Palestine, the parables Jesus told use everyday situations to illustrate timeless lessons -- and they offer vivid, easy-to-remember imagery. So putting the parables in a context modern Christians can understand is a powerful way to communicate the teachings of Jesus. This book helps preachers "prime the pump" with a wealth of informative material on each of the seven parables appearing in Cycle B of the Revised Common Lectionary. Keeney's stimulating exegesis, commentary, and illustrations leads readers to draw their own insights and applications from these fascinating stories. The material for each parable includes: * the scripture text * a discussion of its context in the church year and related scripture passages * a list of key words * a contemplation of issues the parable addresses * "homily hints" -- outlines and ideas for preaching * "points of contact" * several creative illustrations

Howard Thurman

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Author: Gowler, David, B.

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608337491

Category: Religion

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