Emmanuel Church - Senior Pastor Gordon McClure
Samaritan Series - Week 1
Week 1: “The Inquisitive Lawyer"
Locations & Times
  • Emmanuel Church
    1300 N Vine St, Abilene, KS 67410, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
A.What is a parable and why did Jesus use them?

"Parable" = A simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson
"Unwillingness on the part of the people to receive Jesus' message of the kingdom was the reason that He taught in parables. The truths of the kingdom of God were heard by them but not understood. It was not because God was hiding the truth from them-it was because they did not want to hear."

- Author Don Stewart (comment about why Jesus used parables)
Timeline of Parables in Luke
Chpt. 6
The 12 Called
Chpt. 8
Parable of the Sower
Chpt. 9
Jesus Feeds the 5,000
Jesus Transfigured
Jesus begins His journey to Jerusalem
Chpt. 10
Parable of the Good Samaritan
Chpt. 12
Parable of the Rich Fool
Chpt. 13
Parable of the Mustard Seed
Chpt. 14
Parable of the Great Banquet
Chpt. 15
Parable of the Lost Coin
Parable of the Lost Son
Chpt. 16
Parable of the Shrewd Manager
Chpt. 18
Parable of the Persistent Widow
Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
The Rich Young Ruler
Chpt. 19
Parable of the Ten Minas
Triumphal Entry
Chpt. 20
Parable of the Tenants

Remaining Chapters deal with betrayal of Judas, Last Supper, Denial of Peter, Jesus’ arrest, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension
Jesus’ use of parables reminds us that we must share the Gospel in a variety of ways to speak to a variety of listeners.
We must choose relationship over religion. Religion cheapens God’s grace, but relationship embraces the freedom that comes from knowing Jesus intimately.
Jesus calls each of us to have concern and love for all people. This may require a broader understanding of who our neighbor truly is.
We must never lose sight of the need for us to be concerned for those outside our four walls or pretty soon we’ll lose concern for those within our four walls.
7.14.19 Announcements
- Water Tent - You can sign up NOW for the Central Kansas Free Fair. Do so on the bulletin board in the east hallway.
- Concert of Prayer TONIGHT at 6pm in the Youth Room
- Youth Sponsor/Cereal Night - Momentum Youth is hosting a Youth Sponsor/Parent training on Sunday, July 28 after 2nd service. Sign up on the youth bulletin board to receive the book "lead small". ALSO, this Wednesday at 6pm, come to the Cereal Night!

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