B1 The Parables

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Lesson 1: The Two Debtors

Readings: Luke 7: 36-50

The Lord Jesus had been invited to a meal, along with others, in the house of a Pharisee. Pharisees were very religious Jews, and were looked up to as leaders by the rest of the people.

Lesson 2: Who is my neighbour?

Readings: Luke 10: 25-37

This is a very well known parable, usually called ‘The Parable of the Good Samaritan’. The Lord Jesus told the parable in answer to a question posed by an expert in the laws which God gave to Moses. This lawyer thought he knew it all and hoped he would be able to lay a trap for the Lord Jesus. He couldn’t! Sometimes we think we know it all, too . . . but we don’t either!

Lesson 3: A Foolish Man

Readings: Luke 12: 13-21

Once again the Lord Jesus told a parable in response to a comment made to Him. In this case, the father of the man who spoke to Jesus had recently died. The man hadn’t had the share of the inheritance he felt was due to him.

Lesson 4: The Great Supper

Readings: Luke 14: 15-24

Here is another parable which the Lord Jesus gave in answer to a man’s comment at the dinner table.