The Sower

Amazing lessons come from the seed, preserved down through time, and only once it is buried in good soil, springs into new life, producing and incredible yield.

In your own words summarize the parable of the sower?
The four grounds represent four different responses to the invitation to the kingdom.
Can you identify different type of ground?
How does the word of God prosper and grow in our lives?
How does the good soil person respond to the seed?
Does the sower plant different seed or is it all the same stuff?
What are essential ingredients the seeds needs in order to grow?

 

The Transfiguration

Jesus is given a glimpse of the glorious exodus he would lead through his death and personal sacrifice into a triumphant deathless state, a magnificent transformation, a metamorphosis from weak mortal nature, into a strong glorious magnificent, brilliant, dazzling, radiating beauty. To become the brightness of His glory, the express image of his person. The miraculous prediction of the Lords most incredible triumph over human nature, sin and death.

Q.1. Why Did Moses and Elijah appear to Jesus?

Q.2. Why was the transfiguration necessary?

Q.3. Can you think of a quote that shows how friends can encourage each other in the word of God?

Q.4. What does the transfiguration teach us?

Q.5. What do we learn about Jesus character?

Q.6. How did the transfiguration effect the 3 disciples that accompanied Jesus?

Q.7. What are you looking forward to about the kingdom?

The Persistent Widow

The Parable of the unjust judge isn’t so much a story to compare what God is like, rather to contrast the genuine care, responsiveness, and overwhelming love that our heavenly Father provides for his elect who demonstrate qualities found in the persistent widow..

What kind of attitude does Jesus want to see in us when he returns to the earth?

What were the elect in Rev 6:10 crying to God for?

What can we pray to God for?

What lesson do we learn from the Persistent Widow?

How should we be living in light of the Lords parable of the persistent widow?

Can you find a verse in the Bible to show how God responds to prayer?

What kind of attitude did the Widow possess?

What is the greek work that describes how often we should pray?

The Unforgiving Slave

21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how many times could my brother sin against me and I forgive him? As many as seven times?”

22 “I tell you, not as many as seven,” Jesus said to him, “but 70 times seven.[a] 23 For this reason, the kingdom of heaven can be compared to a king who wanted to settle accounts with his slaves. 24 When he began to settle accounts, one who owed 10,000 talents[b] was brought before him.25 Since he had no way to pay it back, his master commanded that he, his wife, his children, and everything he had be sold to pay the debt.

The Lost Sheep

In Luke 15v1-7 Jesus talks about the loving shepherd and his beautiful sheep. When the shepherd finds out one of his sheep are missing he sets out in the dark and cold, hungrily setting forth searching for his dearest sheep hoping to find him. After a day or two hidden in the cracks of the rocks, two beautiful eyes can be seen, longing to see his shepherd savior. Before she knows it that cute little sheep is safely riding home on the shoulders of the one who loved her so much.

The Lost Son

The story of the Prodigal Son is so Loveley to hear the words that Jesus spoke about the father and how much he loves his son and at the first sight of his son coming back he runs towards him with reachingful eyes, this is an example of how God longs for us when we come to our right mind and return to him.

The Hidden Treasure & Pearl of Great Price

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Wow, the kingdom of God can be found even if you’re not looking for it. However in both parables we see the genuine reaction on the one who receives this priceless gift.

 

Q1. How does the parable of the ‘Hidden Treasure & the Pearl of great Price’ teach us about the Kingdom of God?

Q2. What was the ‘actual’ treasure in both of these parables?

Q3. What’s the difference between the parable of the Hidden Treasure & The Pearl of Great Price?

Q4. What kind of things does Jesus want us to give up so that we can gain the kingdom?

Q5. Why do you think the traveler and the merchant sold all their belongings for this one little piece of treasure?

Q6. Using either e-Sword or https://www.biblegateway.com/, can you find out what Jesus teaches us about treasure on earth?

Q7. What is the lesson for us, of the Parable of the Hidden Treasure and the Parable of the Pearl?

 

 

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The Parable of the Talents

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The language of the gospels is so rich and full of meaning, as the Lord draws powerful illusions of the kingdom in relation to our responsibilities, in the absence of ‘the man that travels to a far country’. Thanks Uncle Rob for sharing these wonderful lesson.

Read all about it in Matthew 25:14-30

So…

  1. “What is the meaning of the Parable of the Talents?”
  2. What does this parable teach us about God and his character?
  3. Why do you think the master gives the men different amounts of talents?
  4. What keeps the lazy servant from multiplying his talents?
  5. How does this parable teach us about the kingdom?
  6. Why do you think the master gave the one talent to the servant who had ten?
  7. Was this fair? Why?
  8. What do you think Jesus was trying to teach us by telling the parable of the talents?

 

 

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The Wise and Foolish Virgins

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  1. What happened to the wise and foolish virgins when the cry was made, “Behold the bridegroom cometh”?
  2. When Jesus had finished speaking to the disciples what did he say we should do, in Matthew 25?
  3. What can we do to be like the wise virgins when Jesus comes?
  4. Explain the meaning of the parable of the wise and foolish virgins?
  5. How does this parable teach us about the Kingdom of God?
  6. If the bridesmaids new they should be getting ready for the wedding, so why weren’t they ready?
  7. How do we prove to God and others that we really want to go into the Kingdom?
  8. Name other activities in life where preparation is important?
  9. Why didn’t the wise bridesmaids share their oil?
  10. What does Isa 62:4-5 have in common with this Parable?

The Great Supper

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  1. What is the big lesson that we learned from the great supper?
  2. Can you remember the key verse from the old testament that describes the kind of attitude that God wants to see in us? Clue: “delight” (write your verse here)
  3. One big lesson we learnt about doing bible study, wasn’t just about gaining knowledge , it was about…AND can you remember the key quote? Clue ” it’s the conversation Jesus had with the leaders of Israel about looking for eternal life ( use Esword to look for the phrase “eternal life”)
  4. The great supper is really an amazing story with a hidden meaning about the kingdom. Can you remember what it was?
  5. What is so different about the bride Jesus will marry?
  6. How long has the groom been waiting to get married?

 

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The Sword and the Flame

The Sword & the flame

A very tricky puzzle. A flaming sword, a four faced creature, can you explain the meaning of the parable, this symbolic presence of God?

Where else in the bible does God combine these elements, light, spirit, fire?

(You can find clues in the wilderness, and in the gospels), discuss this one with mum and dad. 1Pet1:16, 1Cor 15:41-42, Isaiah 24:23

 

From Punishment to Paradise

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Fig leaves were a clumsy attempt to cover shame, guilt and fear. An animal is killed, blood, death, a costly lesson to teach the effect of sin.

The blood slain animal in skinned, coverings are prepared. Wet with the smell of death, Adam and Eve are clothed before being expelled from the garden.

Lessons of hope and forgiveness are woven into the mess that sin and disobedience to God has caused.

The old dragon & the young snake

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And then I saw an angel descending from heaven, holding the key of the abyss (the bottomless pit) and a great chain was in his hand. And he overpowered and laid hold of the dragon, that old serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him [securely] for a thousand years (a millennium); and the angel hurled him into the abyss, and closed it and sealed it above him [preventing his escape or rescue], so that he would no longer deceive and seduce the nations, until the thousand years were at an end. After these things he must be liberated for a short time.
Revelation 20:1-3

The Sting and the Death of the Prince

The Death of The Prince

 

A dramatic retelling of the amazing victory over sin styled by Jesus “The death of Prince of this world”. where Jesus issues the ultimate challenge and predicts his awesome victory over the spiritual and civil rulers.

Discover how Jesus engages in a personal struggle against serpent thinking (human nature), when for a moment all seems lost, when the enemy like a poisonous serpent, surrounds Jesus heal, strikes his life down to the ground, sending him down to the dark world of the dead.

But this is where the power of sin ends…! ! ! ! !

The Enemy of God

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For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, it is much more [certain], now that we are reconciled, that we shall be saved (daily delivered from sin’s dominion) through His [[g]resurrection] life. Romans 5:10

Adam and Eves New Clothes

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How devastating for Adam and Eve to be awakened from sins moments of delight, to confront their new reality  – expelled from paradise – a wonderful relationship with God shattered.

  • And yet we see the Angels (creator, teacher, elohim) taking deliberate, decisive and compassionate action to provide essential coverings for Adam & Eves clumsy attempt to hide their shame, embarrassment and fear, a result of their sin.
  • The Genesis record tells the story of a God, acting as a saviour, providing coverings for Adam and Eve, so they can again feel comfortable coming back into the presence of the Angels, as the angels begin the process of repairing the friendship and healing the effects of sin.
  • The more we look on this scene, the more we learn about the merciful character of God, who can see through mans fickle and vulnerable efforts, and setts about to lay the foundations of the gospel, the things which concern the kingdom of God and the things of the name of Jesus, mans ultimate covering.

The Great JFP Quiz

Brain Streeetch.  How much do you remember?

Brain Streeetch. How much do you remember?

The Rulers of the World

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Yes man was different from the animals. He was prepared for a more advanced state of Gods purpose.

And so God gave man a capacity to develop in his likeness. Have dominion, rule over the creation.
How does Acts 4:19 and 5:29 reinforce the invitation that was issued to man in Genesis chapter 1:28