Chapter 8 – The Methods: New Testament Parables

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Define the word “parable.”
  • Explain why Jesus used parables.
  • Identify principles of evangelism in parables taught by Jesus.

INTRODUCTION

In the previous lesson you studied New Testament methods of evangelism. There are many New Testament parables which teach more about the evangelism process. A parable is a story which uses an example from the natural world to illustrate a spiritual truth. The actual meaning of the word “parable” is to “lay beside, to compare.” In parables, Jesus compared natural examples with spiritual truths. A parable is an earthly story with a Heavenly meaning.

In this lesson you will study New Testament parables which teach principles of evangelism.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.