Ephesians 2:20 tells us that Jesus is the chief corner stone in the structure of God’s house (see Psalm 118:22, Isaiah 28:16). In this ‘tenants’ parable, Jesus is revealing that though the religious leaders reject Him, He is the foundation of the Father’s temple or church of believers. The parables of Jesus are found in the three synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) and the Gospel of Thomas. We will be studying 27 of the parables found in these texts. In our examination of these stories, we'll consider their literary form and placement within each gospel and the ways scholars of the New Testament and early Christianity ... There are 12 speaking roles available for casting in A Not So Terrible Parable. Any of the roles may be played by a boy or a girl with only slight name and gender modifications in the script. The indications below show how we recorded them on the demonstration recording. Many roles could be played by older youth or adults.

You can easily find object lessons on Faith, God’s love, Salvation, Forgiveness…and many other subjects. However, when it comes to object lessons for parables, it’s like searching for a sesame seed in a barrel of rice! So, I’m going to make things easier for you– I’ve compiled 7 object lessons for some of my favorite … 7 Object Lessons for Your Favorite Parables Read More » Adding onto my character series, I am focusing on teaching kids about forgiveness through this parable of the lost son craft. The “Parable of the Lost Son” is also called the “Parable of the Prodigal Son,” and it was taught by Jesus when he walked on this earth.