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America's Founding Fathers


Abraham Lincoln: I believe the Bible is the best gift God has given to man... But for this book we could not know right from wrong.

George Washington:
It is impossible to govern rightly without God and the Bible.

Thomas Jefferson:
Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God?

Benjamin Franklin:
God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can not rise without His Aid ?

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YOU CAN BELIEVE BIBLE PROPHECY !!


What Does The Bible Say
About Man's Sin & GOD's Forgiveness ?






What   Does   The   Bible   Says   About   Mans   Sin ?
Every   Person   Is   Separated   From   God   Because   Of   Sin

ISAIAH 59:1 - 15 ECCLESIASTES 7:20 ROMANS 3:9 - 20
ROMANS 7:14 - 25 ROMANS 5:12 - 21


What   Does   The   Bible   Say   About   GOD'S   Forgiveness ?
GOD   Has   Always   Sought   To   Form   A   Close   Relationship   With   People

EXODUS 19:3 - 8 1 PETER 1:1 - 10 JEREMIAH 31:31 - 34
1 JOHN 3:1 - 10 ISAIAH 54:1 - 10


GOD   Has   Reached   Out   To   People   In   A   Personal   Way   By   Sending
JESUS   CHRIST

COLOSSIANS 1:15 - 23 JOHN 3:1 - 21 ROMANS 5:1 - 11
2 TIMOTHY 1:3 - 10 1 PETER 2:10 - 25 EPHESIANS 2:1 - 10


GOD'S   Forgiveness   Through   JESUS   CHRIST   Is   Available   To   Every   Person

PSALM 51:1 - 17 PSALMS 32:1 - 11 1 JOHN 1:5 - 10
ROMANS 8:31 - 39 ROMANS 10:5 - 13 ROMANS 3:21 - 26


New   Life   In   CHRIST   Calls   A   Person   To   Live   In   A   CHRIST   -   Like   Way

ROMANS 6:1 - 14 GALATIANS 5:16 - 26 MATTHEW 20:20 - 28
1 JOHN 4:7 - 21 EPHESIANS 4:17 - 32 ROMANS 12:1 - 21





FAQ'S  About  SALVATION

I know I can get to Heaven by doing good deeds right ?

NO !, Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of GOD: Not of works, lest any man should boast."

Salvation is a gift from GOD to you. By GOD'S grace and your faith in JESUS CHRIST ( asking JESUS to forgive your sins and then believing that he has forgiven them ) you will receive salvation.

But surely righteous people like priests, clergymen, bishops, popes, and all other religious leaders will go to Heaven because they are so righteous, right ?

NO !, Romans 3:10 "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one."

There is no one alive today, or that once lived that is or was righteous enough to meet GOD'S standard of being righteous.

But I am a good person, I hardly ever swear or do anything wrong. I only have little white sins that I am sure GOD will overlook. He will not hold these against me will he ?

YES !, He will hold them against you. Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of GOD is eternal life through JESUS CHRIST our LORD."

ALL sin, whether it is white, black, big, or small is still sin to GOD. This prevents us from being with GOD. Only JESUS CHRIST can wash away our sins with his blood that he shed for you and me on the cross !

Alright I am a sinner, but does GOD still love me ?

YES !, Romans 5:8 "But GOD commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, CHRIST died for us." John 3:16 "For GOD so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

YES ! GOD still loves you and me. He loves us so much that he sent his only Son to die in our place so that we may one day be with him in Heaven

So what must I do to be saved and go to heaven ?

Romans 10:9-10 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the LORD JESUS, and shalt believe in thine heart that GOD hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."

All that we need to do, in order to be saved, is to confess our sins to GOD, and believe in JESUS CHRIST, and put our faith in him to save us from our sins. !!

If you want to accept JESUS CHRIST as your savior just pray this simple prayer. Dear GOD I am a sinner, I am very sorry for my sin, and I confess my sin and repent to you, Please forgive me of my sins for JESUS sake. Amen

If you prayed the above prayer, congratulations.

JESUS said in

Luke 15:10, "Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of GOD over one sinner that repenteth."

Now to grow as a Christian you need to.....

Pray every day, which is just talking to GOD.

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 "Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

Reading the Bible, which is one way GOD talks to you.

Acts 17:11. "These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."

Obey GOD moment by moment.

John 14:21. "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."

Witness to others about JESUS by your life and words.

Matthew 4:19, "And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." John 15:8. "Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples."

Trust GOD for every detail of your life.

1 Peter 5:7. "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."

Find and go to a Bible believing Church.

Hebrews 10:25 "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."

You should be baptized.

Romans 6:4 "Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." Matthew 28:19 "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:"







YOU CAN BELIEVE BIBLE PROPHECY !!

The Word of God has proven that it can be trusted. It has never made false promises. It has never given us reason to think it is a collection of fables and lies. One clear confirmation of it's reliability is the accuracy of its Prophecy.
Some of the most dramatic examples of fulfilled Bible Prophecy are those concerning Jesus Christ. Isaiah 52:13 through 53:12 and Psalm 22, for instance, record specific details about death by crucifixion Hundreds of Years before this terrible form of execution was ever practiced.
Note these specific prophecies about Jesus Christ that were literally Fulfilled:

Old Testament
Prophecy
Prophecy
Fulfilled
Isaiah 7:14 Jesus Born Of A Virgin Luke 1:26 - 35
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Micah 5:2 Jesus's Birth In Bethlehem Matthew 2:1
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Isaiah 7:14 Jesus Called Immanuel Matthew 1:23
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Isaiah 9:1 - 2 Jesus's Ministry In Galilee Matthew 4:12 - 16
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Zechariah 9:9 Jesus's Triumphal Entry Matthew 21:1 - 11
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Psalm 41:9 Jesus Betrayed By A Friend Matthew 26:20 - 25
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Psalm 35:11 Jesus Is Falsely Accused Matthew 26:59 - 68
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Isaiah 53:7 Jesus Is Silent Before His Accusers Matthew 27:12 - 14
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Psalm 22:16 Jesus's Hands & Feet Pierced John 20:25
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Isaiah 53:12 Jesus Is Crucified With Robbers Matthew 27:38
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Psalm 22:18 Lots Cast For Jesus's Cloths John 19: 23 - 24
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Psalm 34:20 Jesus's Bones Are Not Broken John 19:33 - 36
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Psalm 22:15 Jesus Thirsted On The Cross John 19:28
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Isaiah 53:9 Jesus Buried In Tomb Of Rich Matthew 27:57 - 60

Whenever the Bible speaks Prophetically, it is Accurate. Hundreds of Prophecies have been literally fulfilled. On this basis, we have good reason to Believe everything the Bible has to say. It has already proven itself?






How to Read and Study the Bible

SET  ASIDE  TIME

Set aside time each day to read from your Bible. Try to make it the same time each day. Be realistic. Commit yourself only to as much time as you honestly feel that you can stick to on an ongoing basis. Before you begin reading ask for God's guidance and blessing. Some people have found that keeping a daily notebook is helpful. Use the following steps to get the most out of your daily Bible reading:

1. Select a passage, from a study guide that you can buy at a Christian Book Store, or use the Chronology Of Events In The Bible below.

2. Examine its context:

A. What kind of book is it drawn from? A biographical book such as one of the Gospel accounts of Jesus' life; a long historical book, such as The Second Book of Samuel, which tells of the reign of King David; a brief letter to a person (The letters of Paul to Timothy) or to a specific church (The Letters of Paul to the Corinthians )?

B. What is the overall message of this book?

C. What occurs or is discussed in the passages immediately preceeding and following the passage you chose?

3. Read the passage.

4. Identify key words or phrases. Are there words or thoughts that are repeated throughtout the passage? Are any causes and effort relationships established? (These are often signaled by words like if and then, therefore, because, since, and so.) Are any comparisons made or similarities pointed out? Are any two people, things or concepts contrasted?

5. Read the passage again and ask yourself what is the intent or purpose of the passage. Try to find out what the author is saying. Be honest; don't just look for what you want to hear. The Bible has many strong messages that can change lives! If a verse speaks to you, focus on that verse and the verses just before and after it. You can finish reading the whole passage another day.

6. What do you learn about God from this passage? What do you learn about human nature? Ask yourself how this message applies to you. Is there anything you need to change in your life in order to be a faithful child of God or more loving to your neighbor? Ask for God's help in making this change.

7. Re-read the passage one more time. Is there one verse you would like to commit to memory? Why not write it on an index card and carry it with you throughout the day as a study aid?

8. Thank God for what he has shown you, and ask for his help as you seek to apply this lesson in your life.

9. Share what you have learned with someone else.




Daily Bible Study



The 3 links below have great daily Bible Studies.
Haven Today
Back To The Bible
Our Daily Bread


And here are some more links which will greatly aid you in your study of the Bible.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary Easton's Bible Dictionary Nave's Topical Bible
Torrey's Topical Textbook Hitchcocks Bible Names Dictionary Smiths Bible Dictionary
Matthew Henry Commentary Geneva Study Bible Jamieson, Fausset, Brown Commentary
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge Wesley's Explanatory Notes Darbys Synopsis of the New Testament
Library Of Spurgeon's Works







THE  BOOKS  OF  THE  BIBLE

Below are some very short summaries for each book in the Bible. It will be obvious from how brief the descriptions are that they are not complete. They should, however, serve as a quick and handy guide to the content of the whole Bible.

The word "Bible" comes from the Greek word biblia, which means "books." So the Bible is really a collection or library of many books. These books are divided into two main parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament.



OLD  TESTEMENT

The Old Testament tells the history of the people of Israel. This history is based on their faith in the GOD of Israel and on their religious life as the people of GOD. The authors of these books wrote about what GOD had done for them as a people and how they were to worship and obey GOD in return. The following list shows the different groups of books that make up the Old Testament.

THE  LAW

GENESIS

In this book of beginnings the passages are about creation, early relationships between GOD and people, and GOD'S promise to bless Abraham and his descendants.

EXODUS

The name Exodus means departure and this book tells about how GOD led the Israelites out of a life of hardship and slavery in Egypt. GOD made a covenant with them and gave them the Law to put order in their lives.

LEVITICUS

This book is named for the priestly tribe of Levi and is made up of laws concerning rituals and ceremonies.

NUMBERS

The Israelites wandered in the wilderness for 40 years before entering Canaan, the promised land. The name of the book comes from two censuses taken during the journey.

DEUTERONOMY

Moses gave three farewell speeches shortly before he died. In them he reviewed the laws of GOD for the Israelites. This book gets it's name second law from this review.

HISTORY

JOSHUA

Joshua led the Israelite armies into victory over the Canaanites. The book ends with the division of the land among the tribes of Israel

JUDGES

The Israelites often fell away from GOD and into the hands of oppressors. GOD sent Judges to lead and deliver them.

RUTH

Love and dedication between Ruth and her mother-in-law, Naomi, are the focus of this book.

1 SAMUEL

Samuel was the leader of Israel between the time of Judges and the time of Saul, the first King of Israel. When Saul's leadership failed, David was anointed by Samuel to be king.

2 SAMUEL

Under David's rule, the new nation was strong and unified. But after David committed adultery and murder, his family and nation suffered.

1 KINGS

This book starts out by telling of Solomon's reign over Israel. After the death of Solomon, the kingdom went to war with itself, north against south. The result was two nations, Israel in the north and Judah in the south.

2 KINGS

Israel was conquered by Assyria in 721 B.C. Judah was defeated by Babylon in 586 B.C. These events were seen as judgment upon the people because they did not follow the laws of GOD.

1 CHRONICLES

This book begins with genealogies from Adam to David and then recounts the incidents of David's reign.

2 CHRONICLES

This book covers the same period as 2 Kings but, the emphasis is on Judah, the southern kingdom, and it's rulers.

EZRA

GOD'S people return to Jerusalem after being held Captive in Babylon for several decades. One of the leaders was Ezra. This book contains his charge to the people to be true to the law of GOD.

NEHEMIAH

After the Temple was rebuilt, the protective wall around Jerusalem was restored. Nehemiah brought this effort to completion. He also worked with Ezra to restore religious fervor among the people.

ESTHER

This book tells us about the Jewish Queen of Persia who exposed a plot to destroy her people and thus saved all the Jews in that country from destruction.

POETRY   AND  WISDOM

JOB

The question, Why do innocent people suffer? is addressed in the passage about Job.

PSALMS

These 150 prayers and hymns were used by the Hebrew people to express their relationship with GOD. They cover the whole range of human emotions from joy to anger, from hope to dispair.

PROVERBS

This is a book of wise sayings and ethical and common sense teachings on how to live a godly life.

ECCLESIASTES

In a quest for happiness and the meaning of life, this writer, known as the Philosopher, asks many questions that are still raised in today's society.

SONG OF SOLOMON

This poem describes the joy and ecstasy of love. It has been understood both as a picture of GOD'S love for Israel and of Christ's love for the Church.

MAJOR  PROPHETS

ISAIAH

The prophet Isaiah brought the message of GOD'S judgement on the nations, pointed to a future king like David, and promised a time of comfortand peace.

JEREMIAH

Before Babylon destroyed Judah, Jeremiah foretold GOD'S judgement. While his message was largely of destruction, he also pointed toward a new covenant with GOD.

LAMENTATIONS

As Jeremiah had warned, Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians. This book records five laments for the fallen city.

EZEKIEL

Ezekiel's message was given to the Jews held captive in Babylon. He uses stories and parables to speak about jugement, hope and restoration.

DANIEL

Daniel remained faithful to GOD while facing many pressures as a captive in Babylon. This book includes Daniel's prophetic visions.

MINOR  PROPHETS

HOSEA

Hosea used his commitment to his wife in the face of her unfaithfulness to illustrate the adultery Israel had committed against GOD, whose faithful love never ceased.

JOEL

After a locust plague in Judah, Joel urged the people to repent.

AMOS

During an era of prosperity, this Judean prophet preached judgement on the rich leaders of Israel. Amos urged them to consider the poor and oppressed rather than their own self-satisfaction.

OBADIAH

Obadiah prophesied judgement on Edom, a neighboring country.

JONAH

Jonah did not want to preach to the Ninevites, an enemy People. When he finally brought GOD'S message to them, they repented.

MICAH

Micah's message to Judah was a prophecy of judgement as well as forgiveness and hope for restoration. Especially notable is his single verse summary of what GOD requires of us in Micah 6:8.

NAHUM

Nahum announced that GOD would destroy the people of Nineveh because of their cruelty in war.

HABAKKUK

Habakkuk's book features a dialogue between Habakkuk and GOD about suffering and justice.

ZEPHANIAH

Zephaniah announced the day of the LORD, which would bring judgement on Judah and other surrounding nations. This coming day would be one of doom for many, but a humble and faithful remnant will survive to bless the whole world.

HAGGAI

After the people returned from exile, Haggai reminded them to give GOD their highest priority and to rebuild the Temple before working on their own homes.

ZECHARIAH

Like Haggai, Zechariah urged the people to rebuild the Temple, assuring them of GOD'S help and blessings. His visions point to a glorious future.

MALACHI

After the exiles returned, they became complacent about their religious life. Malachi tried to stir them up by preaching about the day of the LORD.


NEW  TESTEMENT

The books of the New Testament were written by the followers of Jesus Christ, and are the inspired words of God. God wanted others to know the Good News about Jesus Christ and the possibility of a "new" life available to them through his death and resurrection. The following list shows the different groups of books that make up the New Testament. Although scholarly opinion has varied, Paul has traditionally been identified as the author of the letters indicated below.

THE  GOSPELS

MATTHEW

This Gospel includes many Old Testament quotations, thus appealing to a Jewish audience and presenting Jesus as the Messiah promised in the Hebrew Scriptures. Matthew tells about Jesus life from birth to resurrection and placed emphasis on his teaching.

MARK

Mark wrote a short Gospel. He emphasized Jesus's miracles and his life of suffering. His aim was to deepen the faith and commitment of the believers in the community to which he wrote.

LUKE

In this Gospel, the availability of salvation for all people is emphasized. Luke proclaimed this message by showing Jesus's involvement with people who are poor, needy, and on the fringes of society.

JOHN

The Gospel of John stands apart from the others. John organized his message around seven signs that point to Jesus as the Son of GOD. His writing style is reflective and filled with striking images.

HISTORY

ACTS

When Jesus left his disciples, the Holy Spirit came to abide with them. Written by Luke as the sequel to the Gospel, Acts records key events in the history of the work of the early Christian Church to spread the Gospel throughout the Mediterranean world.

PAUL'S  LETTERS

ROMANS

In this important letter, Paul wrote to the Romans about life in the Spirit, which is given to believers in Christ though faith. The apostle tells them about GOD'S great kindness and declares that because of Jesus Christ, GOD accepts us and sets us free from our sins.

1 CORINTHIANS

This letter deals with the problems the church in Corinth was experiencing: dissension, immorality, public worship, and confusion about spiritual gifts.

2 CORINTHIANS

In this letter, Paul wrote about his relationship with the church of Corinth and the effects of certain false apostles on his ministry.

GALATIANS

This letter addresses freedom from the law through Christ. Paul declares that it is by faith that all who believe are put right with GOD.

EPHESIANS

A central theme to this letter is that GOD'S eternal purpose is to bring together from many nations and peoples the universal Church of Jesus Christ.

PHILIPPIANS

This letter emphasizes the joy found in any situation when a person believes in Christ. Paul wrote it while he was in prison.

COLOSSIANS

In this letter Paul tells the people of Colossae to make Christ the center of their faith and to put aside their superstitions.

1 THESSALONIANS

In this letter Paul gives advice to the people of Thessalonica concerning Christ's return.

2 THESSALONIANS

This letter discusses the same topics as the first. Paul Teaches the people a way to be ready for the LORD.

1 TIMOTHY

This letter served as a guide for Timothy, a young leader in the Church. It contains advice about worship, ministry, and relationships within the Church.

2 TIMOTHY

This is Paul's last letter. In it he offers a final challenge to his co-workers.

TITUS

Titus was ministering in Crete. In this letter, Paul gave him advice on how to help Christians follow Christ.

PHILEMON

In this letter, Philemon is urged to forgive his runaway slave, Onesimus, and accept him as a friend in Christ.

GENERAL  LETTERS

HEBREWS

This letter to the Hebrews challenges new Christians to move beyond their traditional rituals and ceremonies and believe that Christ has fulfilled them all.

JAMES

James advises putting beliefs into practice and offers practical ways for Christians to live out their faith.

1 PETER

This letter was written to comfort early Christians who were being persecuted for their faith.

2 PETER

In this letter Peter warns against false teachers and urges Christians to stay loyal to GOD.

1 JOHN

This letter explains basic truths about the Christian life, with emphasis on the command to love one another

2 JOHN

This letter, addressed to the dear Lady and to her children, warns against false teachers.

3 JOHN

In contrast to 2 John, this letter states the need to welcome people who preach Christ.

JUDE

Jude warns against the influence of evil ones outside the fellowship of believers.

PROPHECY

REVELATIONS

This book was written to encourage persecuted believers and affirm their faith that GOD will care for them. Using visions and symbols, the writer illustrates the triumph of good over evil and the creation of a new heaven and a new earth.



I have put the King James Bible on line. It has links from the Chronology of Events in The Bible below, to the Bible on line. For example if you wanted to read about the curse of Cain, you would first click on Genesis below, then in the chronology you would look for "The curse of Cain (4:10-15)" When you find it, click on the chapter and verse, and you will be taken to Genesis chapter 4 verse 10.

In the New Testament, all text that is red, like this, are words that where spoken by JESUS.

If you find a bad link or other problem, Please let me know what book, chapter, and verse it is in so that I can fix it.

THANK YOU !!

I have added new code to this page so that when you click on one of the books of the Bible you Do Not leave this page, but instead a new window is Opened for you. You can open as many windows as you can fit on your screen, just click on the same book or another book to open another window. If you do not need a window but still want it handy, ( for example, the chronology for a book ) just click on the minimize button to reduce it to a little box at the bottom of your page, to reopen the window, click on the box, and then click on maximize button. This means that you can now compare passages from several books at the same time. You will need to manually resize each window by dragging the border to the desired size. This should make it a lot easier to study the Bible on line now.




CHRONOLOGY  OF  EVENTS
IN  THE  BIBLE  BY   BOOK

Old  Testament     New  Testament

GENESIS
EXODUS
LEVITICUS
NUMBERS
DEUTERONOMY
JOSHUA
JUDGES
RUTH
1 SAMUEL
2 SAMUEL
1 KINGS
2 KINGS
1 CHRONICLES
2 CHRONICLES
EZRA
NEHEMIAH
ESTHER
JOB
PSALMS
PROVERBS
ECCLESIASTES
SONG OF SOLOMON
ISAIAH
JEREMIAH
LAMENTATIONS
EZEKIEL
DANIEL
HOSEA
JOEL
AMOS
OBADIAH
JONAH
MICAH
NAHUM
HABAKKUK
ZEPHANIAH
HAGGAI
ZECHARIAH
MALACHI
MATTHEW
MARK
LUKE
JOHN
ACTS
ROMANS
1 CORINTHIANS
2 CORINTHIANS
GALATIANS
EPHESIANS
PHILIPPIANS
COLOSSIANS
1 THESSALONIANS
2 THESSALONIANS
1 TIMOTHY
2 TIMOTHY
TITUS
PHILEMON
HEBREWS
JAMES
1 PETER
2 PETER
1 JOHN
2 JOHN
3 JOHN
JUDE
REVELATION


Reference Material Used


Below you will find
Parables and Similitudes,
as well as some Helpful Reading.


What is a Parable or a Similitude ??

Easton's Bible Dictionary","(Gr. parabole), a placing beside; a comparison; equivalent to the Hebrew mashal, a similitude. In the Old Testament this is used to denote (1) a proverb (1 Samuel 10:12; 1 Samuel 24:13; 2 Chronicles 7:20), (2) a prophetic utterance (Number 23:7; Ezekiel 20:49), (3) an enigmatic saying (Psalms 78:2; Proverbs 1:6). In the New Testament, (1) a proverb (Mark 7:17; Luke 4:23), (2) a typical emblem (Hebrews 9:9; Hebrews 11:19), (3) a similitude or allegory (Matthew 15:15; Matthew 24:32; Mark 3:23; Luke 5:36; Luke 14:7); (4) ordinarily, in a more restricted sense, a comparison of earthly with heavenly things, an earthly story with a heavenly meaning, as in the parables of our Lord.

Instruction by parables has been in use from the earliest times. A large portion of our Lord's public teaching consisted of parables. He himself explains his reasons for this in his answer to the inquiry of the disciples, Why speakest thou to them in parables? (Matthew 13:13-15; Mark 4:11, 12; Luke 8:9, 10). He followed in so doing the rule of the divine procedures, as recorded in Matthew 13:13.

The parables uttered by our Lord are all recorded in the synoptical (i.e., the first three) Gospels. The fourth Gospel contains no parable properly so called, although the illustration of the good shepherd (John 10:1-16) has all the essential features of a parable.



THE   PARABLE   OF   THE....

Two Builders
Matthew 7:24 - 27
New Piece of Cloth
Matthew 9:16
New Wine
Matthew 9:17
Strong Man
Matthew 12:28 - 30
Sower & Soils
Matthew 13:3 - 23
Tares of The Field
Matthew 13:24 - 30 & 13:36 - 43
Unclean Spirit
Matthew 12:43 - 45
Mustard Seed
Matthew 13:31 - 32
Leaven
Matthew 13:33
Treasure Hid In A Field
Matthew 13:44
Draget
Matthew 13:47 - 50
Scribe
Matthew 13:52
Pearl of Great Price
Matthew 13:45 - 46
Every Plant GOD Has Not Planted
Matthew 15:13
Wicked Servant
Matthew 18:23 - 35
Vineyard
Matthew 21:33 - 44
Householder
Matthew 20:1 - 16
Marriage Supper
Matthew 22:1 - 14
Two Sons
Matthew 21:28 - 32
Faithful And Wise Servant
Matthew 24:45 - 51
Wise And Foolish Virgins
Matthew 25:1 - 13
Good Samaritan
Luke 10:30 - 37
Seed Growing of Itself
Mark 4:26 - 30
Two Debtors
Luke 7:41 - 50
Talents
Matthew 25:14 - 30
Rich Fool
Luke 12:16 - 21
Barren Fig Tree
Luke 13:6 - 9
Lost Sheep
Luke 15:3 - 7
Building A Tower
Luke 14:28 - 30
Lost Coin
Luke 15:8 - 10
Going To War
Luke 14:31 - 33
Lost Son
Luke 15:11 - 32
Unjust Steward
Luke 16:1 - 8
Rich Man And Lazarus
Luke 16:19 - 31
Persistent Widow
Luke 18:1 - 8
Pharisee And The Publican
Luke 18:9 - 14
Unprofitable Servants
Luke 17:7 - 10
My Father The Vinedresser
John 15:1 - 2
Lamp
Mark 4:21 - 25
Christ The Door of The Sheep
John 10:1 - 9


THE   SIMILITUDE   OF....

Axe Laid To The Root Of The Trees
Matthew 3:10
Fan In His Hand
Matthew 3:12
Agree With Your Adversary Quickly
Matthew 5:21-26
Fire, Salt, And Peace
Mark 9:49-50
Disciples The Salt Of The Earth
Matthew 5:13
Disciples The Light Of The World
Matthew 5:14
Every Valley Shall Be Filled
Luke 3:5-6
Children In The Marketplace
Luke 7:31-34
Blind Leading The Blind
Luke 6:39





HELPFUL   READING   WHEN....

In Sorrow
John 14
Men Fail You
Psalms 27
You Have Sinned
Psalms 51
You Have The Blues
Psalms 34
You Are In Danger
Psalms 91
You Worry
Matthew 6:19-34
GOD Seems Far Away
Psalms 139
You Are Discouraged
Isaiah 40
You Are Lonely Or Fearful
Psalms 23
You Feel Down And Out
Romans 8:28-39
You Want Courage For Your Task
Joshua 1
The World Seems Bigger Than GOD
Psalms 90
You Want Rest And Peace
Matthew 11:25-30
Leaving Home For Labor Or Travel
Psalms 121 & 107:23-32
You Get Bitter Or Critical
I Corinthians 13
Thinking Of Investments & Returns
Mark 10:23-24
& Matthew 25:14-30




About The Background


To me it seems that these jig saw puzzle pieces are very similar to our lives in that we have a very hard time fitting the pieces together but, the LORD already already knows what the picture looks like, and is more than happy to help us fit them together, to finish the picture if we will only call on him and ask.





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