Why did Jesus teach in parables?

Our journey will take us through the Bible to comprehend the three of the many parables Jesus taught.

Bible exploration!

Welcome

God Bless and welcome students to this new way of exploring the Bible and learning more about our Bible lessons. There are many different Bible stories you may already know and have heard before but through this e-learning module we want to explore parables.

What are parables? A parable is a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson (APA).  As a part of being a faithful Christian, by learning about parables these skills will help us deal with life situations through a more spiritual and biblical aspect. Jesus was an artist in the telling of parables and told them in such a way that they were easy to visualize, and thus to remember (Graham, 2004).  Allowing us to use these learning tools we hope this will encourage you to explore the Bible more often and gain a solid foundation of the Bible scripture.

Get ready to enjoy!

Press the next button to continue.

Reference

American Psychological Association (APA): parable. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved May 14, 2016 from Dictionary.com website http://www.dictionary.com/browse/parable

Graham, Ron. (2004). what is a parable? Retrieved from http://www.simplybible.com/f663-     what-is-a-parable-defined.htm

Jesus with children Image. Retrieved from http://www.tlcwillard.com/wpimages/wpe22758a4.gif

Parable of Talents

Let’s begin this journey with the parables of Talents.

Open your Bibles or Bible apps to Matthew 25:14-30,

Click on the link below if your prefer the online Bible

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+25%3A+14-30&version=NIV

Make sure you take your time in reading and meditate to grasp an understanding of this parable.

Here is a video which will expand on what you just read;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbLAZDPu3Pg

Please take as long as you need then come back to continue. Click on the pause button during the YouTube video when needed. When you are ready, touch the next button to proceed to the following section.

Reference

Google Image Master with three servant . Retrieved from http://www.sharefaith.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/59-blog-image.png

Question #1 - Talents

  • First –well done, good and faithful servant Second- was faithful with few things Third – share with the master’s happiness
  • First- Praised for accomplishments Second- stayed on task Third- can spend their winnings

Please answer the following question about what you had just read. Once you are completed answering the question proceed to the next section by clicking the button.

The master says three things to reward each of the first two servants. They are?

Parable of the Good Samaritan

Great you made it to this next part of our journey.

Next we will explore the parables of the Good Samaritan.

Look in your Bibles or Bible apps to Luke 10:25-42,

Click on the link below for the scripture reading

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+10%3A+25-+37&version=NIV

Remember take your time to read it and mediate.

Take a look at this video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWmBQ5ZYub4

Feel free to pause the video if needed and keep your Bible close by.

Once you feel ready to move after reading and viewing the video, press the next button to move to the next section.

Reference

Good Samaritan Image. Retrieved from http://www.rudecruz.com/imagens/a-parabola-do-bom-samaritano.jpg

Question #2 Good Samaritan

  • His answer – Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.

Please answer the question to the best of your knowledge.

When you are completed please click the next button to proceed.

Did the expert of the law summarize correctly when understanding what was necessary to inherit eternal life?

Parable The Prodigal Son

Great you made it to this third part of our journey.

Next we will explore the parables of the Prodigal Son.

Open your Bibles or Bible apps to Luke 15:11-32,

Click on the link below for the scripture reading,

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+15%3A11-+32&version=NIV

Remember if you need some time to read it and mediate please take as long as you need and return to move on.

Take a look at this video for more insight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V96rkM5Gpn0

Don't forget if you need to pause the video do so. Use your Bible as a guide.

Once you are completed with reading and watching the video, click next to proceed.

Reference

Google Image Prodigal Son. Retrieved from

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Question #3- The Prodigal Son

  • He realized he sinned against heaven and his father and would work as a hired help because he was hungry.
  • He realized that his father was rich and needed to take him back because he was hungry.

Try to answer the question without looking back.

Once you have completed and successfully answered please click next to move on.

What did the younger son realize after he wasted all his inheritance and was starving?

What have you learned?

Guess Who?

  • Good Samaritan
  • Prodigal Son
  • Talents

Please answer the following question and then click the next button to continue.

Which parable provided a lesson of forgiveness?

How many?

  • In all three stories there were all men involved which represented God.
  • In all three stories there were strong characteristics which made the lesson about learning to listen.
  • In all three stories their were three main characters which represented God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Please answer the question and once identified click the next button to move on!

What was the biggest similarity of these three stories? What was represented within?

Final Project Submission

Congratulations

I pray that you have learned something from each parable. We want you to enjoy reading and exploring the Bible and using these tools to face tough situations. Building our relationship with God through understanding the Bible is a key source for ones spiritual growth.

For this last section we want you to be creative and use what you have just learned in a different way.

Illustrate one parable by presenting it as

a poem

present a drawing

write a song 

Once you have completed this final project we will schedule each student to present their illustration during our Bible Study.

God Bless You all!

Guiding Material for Bible Study Teachers

Teachers instructions

E-Learning Module

Why did Jesus teach in Parables?

Through this module students will have access Bible scriptures and videos about the parables Jesus taught. Students will be encouraged to understand the three chosen parables and answer some questions to retain the information.

Students will enter through this link to begin this module;

http://elearning.easygenerator.com/a51249d9-195a-4981-a39b-c51eab37421d

Students will arrive to the site and click the Bible picture to begin the lesson. Students are encouraged to read through the material to understand what is needed to complete this module. After each reading and video section, students will need to answer a question to continue by clicking on the next button to proceed. Once the students have read and completed all three parables they will have a final assessment and assignment to present.

Teachers prepare Students by:

  • Making sure that each have access to a Bible or Bible application
  • Emphasize to be patient and read all the material that is presented.
  • Take your time and go back view the video and read to facilitate more understanding.
  • Answer questions to the best of our knowledge
  • Have fun exploring the Bible

 

Reference

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