Parables slip up on us. They flip our values. They turn our world upside down. They surprise us. This is the great thing about Jesus' parables: They are always relevant and always personal. They speak eloquently to you and me, here and now. In this book, we will examine some of Jesus' thought-provoking parables, parables about discipleship, to see if we can find ourselves and God's truth for us in these magnificent "truth-stories" from the mind of Jesus, stories that can change our lives as they proclaim God's truth for you and me.
This six-session short-term study series from Jim Moore is organized around the general theme of Discipleship. This study serves as a sixth volume following Jesus Parables of Grace, Jesus' Parables of Life , Jesus' Parables of the Lost and Found, Jesus' Parables About Making Choices, and Jesus' Parables About Priorities. The book also contains a study guide.
Each chapter will focus on a particular parable, and will feature the author telling readers what Jesus was saying through the parable, both to listeners of his day and to us today in our own lives. The chapters will focus on key characteristics of discipleship such as unconditional love, humility, service, vision, listening, and action.
James W. Moore is a best-selling author of more than 40 books and an acclaimed pastor and ordained elder in The United Methodist Church. He has led congregations in Jackson, Tennessee; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Houston, Texas. In 2006, after 50 years of active ministry, he retired from full-time ministry and moved to the Dallas area, where he currently serves as Minister-in-Residence at Highland Park United Methodist Church. He and his wife, June, live at Heritage Ranch in Fairview, Texas.