The Parables of Jesus: Lesson 11: The Parable of the Lamp

Intro Earlier, in both Mark 4 and Luke 8, Jesus told The Parable of the Sower (Mark 4:9, Luke 8:5-8) and then explained it (Mark 4:10-20, Luke 8:9-15).  He did this to prevent a misunderstanding about “the mystery [Greek, musterion, mystery; Latin, sacramentum] of the kingdom of God” (Mark 4:11, Luke 8:10).  On the heels […]

Matthew 5:13-20: You are Light; You are Salt

Picture a world shrouded in the deepest of darkness and gloom, stifling everyone and everything.  But this darkness is not physical, it’s spiritual.  You see this world in your mind’s eye, and it’s a hostile place full of hurt and pain.  The powerful oppress the poor, prying loose the last penny from their hands.  Although […]