The Parables of Jesus - Leader
The Parables of Jesus
Leader's Manual by Dr. Harry Wendt
Jesus’ parables are timeless, powerful, and profound. Yet there is a dimension to them that can only be appreciated fully when seen through ancient Middle Eastern eyes. Drawing on remarkable cultural and historical insights from renowned New Testament and Middle East scholar Dr. Kenneth Bailey, this course explores how Jesus’ audience would have understood eleven of Jesus’ parables as recorded in Luke. See these great stories come to life in all their subtlety and import.
Like other works written by Dr. Harry Wendt, this study uses graphic illustrations to help students understand and remember important concepts and themes. The text is written with bulletpoint paragraphs to highlight key teachings. Each chapter also includes discussion questions at the end to spark group conversation.
Session 1: "The Fox, the Funeral, the Farewell, the Furrow"
Session 2: "The Good Samaritan"
Session 3: "The Friend at Midnight"
Session 4: "The Rich Fool"
Session 5: "The Great Banquet"
Session 6: "The Lost Sheep and Lost Coin"
Session 7: "The Two Lost Sons"
Session 8: "The Unjust Manager"
Session 9: "The Judge and the Widow"
Session 10: "The Pharisee and Tax-Collector"
Ten units; Soft cover, 8-1/2″ X 11″, 31 pages.
Related to this study are the accompanying Student Book and DVD Video.