Roger Himes


The Gospel Parables of Jesus


I’ve divided the parables of Jesus into 4 groups that make sense to me:
(((A listing of all the parables are below)))


(Group 1) They tell us how the gospel of God’s Kingdom works in us.

(Group 2) They tell us about the importance of the gospel of God in our lives.

(Group 3) They tell us how Abba Father God relates to us personally in his gospel.

(Group 4) They tell us about judgment in the Kingdom of God, which is post-gospel.

God says we MUST believe and live his gospel!
The Parables of Jesus were his way of telling us about his gospel!

Mark 1:14-15: Jesus says we must discard all other beliefs and only believe his gospel. 

Deuteronomy 18:15-19: God predicted the gospel message of Jesus to Moses. Here it says that God will REQUIRE us to believe it.

Acts 3:23-26 repeats this message of God to Moses, and here it goes further and says we will be JUDGED for not believing and living the gospel. He we are also told WHY it is so important to God for us to believe the gospel: it is his method to BLESS us.

Romans 2:16 says the secret beliefs of our hearts will be judged by the gospel.

II Thessalonians 1:7-9 quotes Paul as saying Jesus will return with his angels in flaming fire to JUDGE those who do not believe and obey (meaning live) his gospel.

The GOSPEL must be preached in all the world before the end will come (Matt 24:14). It is so important even angels preach it to people on earth (Rev 14:6). And who do you think tells them to preach it? I’m sure God knew most churches today would seldom preach it (90% or more based on Christian polls). He knew he’d need angels to assist us.


The parables were what Jesus used to explain the gospel to us.
It was his way to get us to understand, believe,
and then live his gospel truth and reality.
The parables are what Jesus uses to actually
BIRTH himself into our lives
(The gospel is what ‘begets us in Christ’: I Corinthians 4:15).

Like everything I do, this is a work in progress.
I’m starting with Group 1 below. Click on it to proceed.
Other parables will be added regularly.


A Listing of the Parables

 If it is marked ‘video’, it is ready!
Otherwise, you can read the text without the video.
(Check back — these are added to regularly)

An Introduction to the Parables

(Group 1)
How the gospel of God’s Kingdom works in us.

  1. The Parable of the Sower  (video)
  2. The Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds  (video)
  3. The Parable of the Mustard Seed  (video)
  4. The Parable of the Leaven or Yeast  (video)
  5. The Parable of Automatic, Spontaneous Growth  (video)
  6. The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders  (video)
  7. The Parable of the Good Samaritan  (video)
  8. The Parable of the Children at Play  (video)
  9. The Parable of the Unprepared Builder  (video)
10. The Parable of the Warrior
King  (video)
11. The Parable of the Empty House  (video)
12. The Parable of A Servant’s Duty  (Video)

13. The Parable of the Dishonest Servant

14. The Parable of Taking the Lowest Place
15. The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
16. The Parable of the Two Debtors
17. The Parable of the Divided Inheritance
18. The Parable of Salt, Lights and Lamps
19. The Parable of the Vine and the Branches
20. The Parable of the Two Sons

(Group 2)
The importance of the gospel of God in our lives.

21. The Parable of the Hidden Treasure
22. The Parable of the Pearl
23. The Parable of the Groom and the Groomsmen
24. The Parable of the Patch On the Garment
25. The Parable of the Wine and the Wine Skins (Bottles)
26. The Parable of the Homeowner: Old and New Things

(Group 3)
How Abba Father God relates to us personally in his gospel.

27. The Parable of the Lost Sheep
28. The Parable of the Lost Coin
29. The Parable of the Wayward Son
30. The Parable of the Older Brother
31. The Parable of the Workers and Their Hours
32. The Parable of the Talents (or Gold Coins)
33. The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
34. The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
35. The Parable of the Friend At Midnight
36. The Parable of the Widow and the Unjust Judge

(Group 4)
About Judgment in the Kingdom of God.

37. The Parable of the Rich Man and the Beggar
38. The Parable of the Tenants in the Vineyard
39. The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Girls
40. The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
41. The Parable of the Last Judgment (Sheep and Goats)

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