was once said that Jesus could be considered to be 'the
greatest teacher of all time, not just because of what
he said but the way in which he said it!'
was a brilliant teacher, his stories or parables, have
been remembered by millions for two thousand years and
in hundreds of different languages. The parables are
simple, yet memorable stories of everyday life. Stories
which have been given meaning and significance. He transformed
the daily routine into lessons for eternity He invested
simple acts with priceless value. He provided unsurpassed
narrative which can be re-told to people of all ages
with a message which is crystal clear for all.
parables described in this booklet have been selected
and reported in order to provide a 'progression of understanding.'
Beginning with the discovery of the 'Pearl of Great
Price' and progressing to the 'Preparation for The Great
Supper', the message is declared. The Gospel is heard,
considered and acted upon in order to prepare for the
Coming of Christ. In this way the reader is provided
with structure and a development, yet in a form which
can be read in small and interesting portions.
of the parables described, as well as being an interesting
story or scene, carries a comment about an aspect of
the teaching of Christ and contributes to the total
message of salvation. After detailed comment about the
parable, the opportunity has been taken to develop a
few thoughts as suggested by the parable.
in order to obtain the full message of the parables
in their original context, one has to open the pages
of the Bible and read the words of Jesus for oneself.
is the aim of this booklet that readers will be encouraged
to read and study the 'Teaching of the Master' that
the reader might find the 'Good News' by means of the
'Parables of Christ'.