A parable; a teaching aid cast alongside the truth being taught. The Greek word literally means a throwing or placing things along side of each other, for the purpose of comparison.
Jesus used many Parables to teach. This was not an attempt to entertain, but to introduce the people to truth. Let’s look at His stories and find the truth He desires for us.
Each new year so many of us make commitments to change. We are determined to lose weight, read more, eat healthy, and quit something. We can look to self help books, advice blogs, and even read up on how to be successful. Truth is, none of these changes usually last and our commitment and determination tend to fade away.
What if this year were to be different? What if this year, all the changes and improvements didn’t come from self help books and the internet, but rather from Jesus himself? What if there were changes available to be made that you didn’t even know about? Over the next 5 weeks we will take a deeper look at the Beatitudes and discover how this year can be different.