Parables

I Know Thee Not

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In the parable of the Ten Virgins the Lord compares His Second Coming to a wedding feast in which ten virgins are invited to wait for the arrival of the newly married couple. Knowing that the wait might stretch into the night each virgin brought a lamp, but only five brought extra oil. When the […]

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The Rich Young Ruler

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Parable And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is a good, save one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false […]

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Ye Are The Light Of The World

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Speaking to His followers, the Savior taught, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick… Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, […]

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The Lost Sheep (Modern)

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In the parable of the lost sheep, a shepherd has an hundred sheep. One of the lambs wanders off and it lost from the fold. Perhaps this lamb was distracted by something that looked interesting. Perhaps he laid down to rest while the rest of the flock moved on. Whatever the reason, this lost sheep […]

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The Prodigal Son

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Parable And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey unto a far […]

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No Man Knoweth The Hour

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We live in a world of rapid advancement that leaves in its wake moral confusion and uncertainty. When I look at the challenges of raising children today I cannot help but wonder, “When will He come?” The Savior’s disciples asked Him this very question as He sat on the Mount of Olives days before His […]

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Lost Sheep

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In the parable of the Lost Sheep the Lord compares Himself to a Good Shepherd who leaves the ninety-nine to look for the one sheep who is lost. It is easy for me to become distracted with things that seem important at the time, only to find that I have wandered away from the Lord […]

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The Good Samaritan

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Parable A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a […]

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I Would Gather Thee…

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Parable O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! – Matthew 23:37 I Would Gather Thee (Biblical) On the night before Jesus was crucified, […]

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The Hope of Every Parent

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The Lord gave a parable of a man whose younger son took his inheritance and then wasted it foolishly. Hungry and penniless the prodigal decided that even being a servant in his father’s house was better than his current condition, and so began the long journey home. As I read this parable, I wondered why […]

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