This unit talks about parables and explains what parables are and why jesus used them while talks about miracls jesus performed.


  • Short stories with hidden meanings that Jesus used.

Why did Jesus teach using parables?

  • He wanted his followers to understand his message.
  • He never wanted non believers to understand his message.

Parables, meanings of words in them and lessons learnt from them:

Parable of the sower (Matt. 13:1-23)

Seeds: God’s message

Sower: – Jesus, preacher of God’s message

Seeds that fell along the path- people who hear God’s word but the devil takes it away.

The seeds that fell on rocky ground – people who hear God’s word but give up when trouble or persecution comes because of the message.

The seeds that fell on good soil – people who hear God’s message and understand it.

Lesson: To believe in God.

Parable of the weeds: (Matt. 13:24-30)

The field: the worldImage result for Parable of the weeds

Good seeds: – people who believe in God

Weeds: – Non believers.

Enemy who sowed the weed; – the devil

Harvest; – end of the world.

Harvest workers: – the angels

Lesson:- Never to give up our faith in God.


Parable of the lost sheep: Matthew 18:10-41)

Sheep: the believers.

Man with hundred sheep:- Jesus

Lost sheep: sinner

Ninety-nine sheep: faithful people.

Lesson:- To have love for sinners.

  • To be faithful

Results of finding lost sheep:

  • Happiness/rejoicing.

Parable of house built on the rock (Matt. 7:24-27)

  • To heed to Jesus’ teachings.

Parable of Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

  • To help the needy
  • To have pity for people who are suffering.

Parable of the rich fool (Luke 12:13-21)

  • To trust God rather than our wealth or possessions.

The parable of the prodigal or lost son (Luke 15:11-23)

  • Confess our sins
  • To forgive

The parable of the lost coin (Luke 15:8-10)

  • To repent

Parable of the two sons (Matt. 21:28-32)

  • To repent/confess our sins.

Parable of ten virgins (Matt. 25:14-30)

  • Unprepared believers will be locked out of God’s kingdom when Jesus returns.
  • Believers should be prepared for the return of Jesus.

Miracles that were performed by Jesus:

  • Raised Jairus’ daughter (Luke 8:40)
  • Raised Lazarus (Luke 7:11-17)
  • Walked on water (Matt. 14:22-32)
  • He fed 5000 people (Mark 6:30-44)
  • He turned water into wine (John 2:1-12)
  • Made Simon to catch large number of fish (Luke 5:4-11)
  • He calmed the storm (Matt. 8:23-27)
  • He healed the lame (Mark 1:29-34)
  • He cast demons (Matt. 8:28-24)
  • Healed a woman who suffered from bleeding for 12 years. (Luke 8:24-48)

Why did Jesus perform miracles?

  • To show love to people.
  • To show God’s power.
  • To show care to people
  • To help people.parables and miracles



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