Category Archives: Parable

Matthew 22:15-22 – Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites?

Matthew 22:15-22 15Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. 16So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in … Continue reading

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Matthew 22:1-14 – The wedding is ready

Matthew 22:1-14 1Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the … Continue reading

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Matthew 21:33-46 – Produce fruit for the kingdom

  Matthew 21:33-46 33“Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another … Continue reading

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Matthew 21:23-32 – Even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him

Matthew 21:23-32 23When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24Jesus said … Continue reading

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Matthew 20:1-16 – I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you

  Matthew 20:1-16 1“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. 3When … Continue reading

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Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 – Bring out of your treasure what is new and what is old

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 31He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field;32it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is … Continue reading

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Mark 4: 26-34 Seeding and Sprouting and Growing and Harvesting

Mark 4:26-34 26He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28The … Continue reading

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Matthew 25:31-46 Sheep and Goats

Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you. Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying close attention to the breath. Consider sheep and goats living together in community. What word or image captures your attention in this … Continue reading

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Matthew 25:31-46 Are you feeding the hungry?

31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another … Continue reading

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Keep awake!

Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you. Spend three to five minutes in silent meditation, paying attention to the breath. What image captures your attention? What word or phrase comes to mind? Spend another three to five minutes … Continue reading

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