Category Archives: Parables

June 15 – Parables – Two Sons

Read Matthew 21:28-32 You’ve probably heard someone say, “Actions speak louder than words.” That’s true. At first glance, the “Parable of the Two Sons” seems to stress that principle. But there’s much more in this parable taught by Jesus during … Continue reading

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June 14 – Parables – The Great Banquet

Read Luke 14:16-24 Excuses. Sometimes I’m full of them. Even in writing this devotional I’ve been coming up with them left and right. I’ve been tired, working a lot, there was a family death, I don’t feel like writing…next thing … Continue reading

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June 13 – Parables – Two Builders

Read Luke 6:47-49 As a mother myself, I often look back on things my mother once said to me growing up and think, “If only I would have listened” or “That’s what she meant when she said that.” … the … Continue reading

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June 12 – Parables – The Good Samaritan

Read Luke 10:25-37 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go … Continue reading

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June 11 – Parables – 10 Virgins

Read Matthew 25:1-13 It may come as a surprise to many of you but I love heavy music. Some people love country music or worship or maybe jazz or classical. Me? I love rapid waves of drums that careen into … Continue reading

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June 10 – Parables – The Persistent Widow

Read Luke 18:1-8 There has been a very specific prayer request on my heart for several months now. Have you ever prayed for something for so long that you begin to lose the desire to even lift it up to … Continue reading

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June 9 – Parables – Seat at the Table

Read Luke 14:7-11 Have you been inconvenienced lately? Silly question, I know! As soon as I wake up and begin my day, I don’t think about the fact that I will be inconvenienced. I also don’t think about the idea … Continue reading

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June 8 – Parables – Treasure and Pearl

Read Matthew 13:44-46 Is there something that you would give anything to have or make happen? Recently there was a very close friend of mine who was struggling with a drug addiction. Thankfully, they got to the point where they … Continue reading

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June 7 – Parables – Wheat and Weeds

Read Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Growing up, our family had a huge garden…at least it seemed huge to me at the time. My brothers and I felt like slave laborers pressed, against our will, into service as “weeders.” We spent hours … Continue reading

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June 6 – Parables – Lost Sheep, Coin & Son

Read Luke 15:3-32 Have you ever lost something really important to you? Maybe it’s your wallet, phone, or even a relationship. I lose things all the time- especially my keys. Did you know that the average American spends around two … Continue reading

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