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Parables Of The Vineyard

Author : Dr. Pamela Reeve
ISBN : 9780307563934
Genre : Religion
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Every life holds times of happiness, but also times of disappointment and confusion. We feel pressure from all sides and wonder if God is really there. We call out to God, wanting to know the purpose and value of the season in which we find ourselves. With her wise counsel and gentle encouragement, bestselling author Pamela Reeve leads readers to see the often unrecognized miracle that God is working in our lives to bring about spiritual growth. Drawing from John 15, she reveals the secret to true and lasting peace in the midst of routine or change, in gladness or extreme sorrow. Lush vineyard photographs beautifully illustrate how God lovingly prunes us to bear the fruit of Christ living within us. A Vineyard in the Desert? It doesn't make sense. Why would the Master Gardner plant His tender vines in a hostile place where searing sun, nameless blights, and biting pests descend to consume the maturing grapes? Why would He cut back those vines so severely, exposing them to merciless heat? Because the sweetest, most bountiful harvest of fruit will burst from thise very vines, so carefully tended by a wise heart and loving hands. Within these pages of this stunningly beautiful book, Pam Reeve shows how our Lord brings hope and sweet new wine from the very pressure, sorrows, and dissappointments that encroah upon the seasons of our lives. Story Behind the Book An encounter with a desert vineyard in her youth led Dr. Reeve to a lifelong interest in vines and vineyards. In talks to college students and women’s groups around the country, she uses magnificent slides and a gentle message of courage and hope to the overwhelmed, the discouraged, and those enduring difficult seasons in their lives. This book will inspire readers to depend on Christ living within them to produce His character within and fruit through them. It is not our own religious efforts, but Christ living within us, that promotes spiritual growth. From the Hardcover edition.

The Tenants In The Vineyard

Author : John S. Kloppenborg
ISBN : 316148908X
Genre : Religion
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John S. Kloppenborg gives a detailed analysis of one of the most difficult of Jesus' parables, the parable of the Tenants (Mark 12:1-12; Gospel of Thomas 65). He examines the ways in which Christians have typically read and mis-read the parable, and places the parable firmly in the context of the practices of ancient viticulture. The author models a new approach to the interpretation of the parables of Jesus. First, he critically engages the history of interpretation of the text, inquiring into the ideological interests that the parable has engaged during the history of its use in Christian churches and in political discourse. Second, he reconstructs the social world in which the parable was first told, in particular the economic, social, and legal aspects of ancient viticulture. He demonstrates that the parable of the Tenants has mostly been interpreted from the standpoint of those who wield social and political power, a strange irony considering the social status of the Jesus of history and the literary uses of the parable. All of the features common to the parable as it is told by Mark and the Gospel of Thomas make it a perfectly realistic story. It is only Mark's editing of the story that takes it beyond the realistic idiom characteristic of Jesus' other parables. The book concludes with a dossier of 58 papyrus documents relating to various aspects of viticulture and agrarian conflict. It was awarded the 2007 Francis W. Beare Book Award by the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies.

Listening To The Parables Of Jesus

Author : Edward F. Beutner
ISBN : 1598150030
Genre : Religion
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"What if the purpose or function of a parable is not to instruct but to haunt?" So begins Listening to the Parables of Jesus, edited by Edward F. Beutner, who suggests that, from time to time, even scholars scratch their heads in puzzlement over the yin and yang of Jesus' parables. This concise, well-edited book brings together insights from world-renowned scholars into the interpretation of parables. Lane McGaughy's opening essay provides high fidelity earphones that let readers hear the vivid and distinctive nature of the language of parable. Robert Miller offers an original treatment of two parables from the gospels of Matthew and Thomas, parables that he renames, "The Overpriced Pearl" and "The Treasure of Immorality." With his eye for narrative structure, film director Paul Verhoeven identifies fault lines in Matthew's version of the Vineyard Laborers and proposes an alternative version in which the first will be first. In his essay on the Leased Vineyard, Brandon Scott demonstrates how rabbinic parables can illuminate the otherwise shadowy nooks and crannies of a dark parable of violence found in Mark's gospel. The final three essays describe the parables globally as artful language eventsas fulcrums, so to speak, upon which our understanding of the world gets overturned and undermined. According to Robert Funk, Jesus parables are knotholes in the cosmic fence through which we glimpse the world as Jesus saw it. In Listening to the Parables of Jesus, leading scholars of the parables help readers find the knotholes. The rest is up to them.

All The Parables Of The Bible

Author : Herbert Lockyer
ISBN : 0310281113
Genre : Religion
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A study and analysis of the more than 250 parables in Spripture. From the "All Series" by a renowned Bible expositor.

The Parables Of Jesus

Author : Arland J. Hultgren
ISBN : 080286077X
Genre : Religion
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Outlines the parables of Jesus and discusses how each of the parables can be taught and preached.

Parables Of The Kingdom

Author : Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan
ISBN : 0814629938
Genre : Religion
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Do you not understand this parable? is a question Jesus posed to his disciples (Mark 4:13). Just as the first disciples often did not understand Jesus ' many parables, so it is for listeners and readers nearly two thousand years later. In Parables of the Kingdom, Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan helps readers to hear and see and understand the parables of Jesus. She offers a general introduction to the use of parables in the life and ministry of Jesus and the early church. In addition, Getty-Sullivan helps readers learn to interpret parables, to enter into what the parables can reveal about Jesus and his audience, about the evangelists and their communities, and about how we are to understand the Kingdom of God today. Parables of the Kingdom helps us hear and see Jesus ' parables with new eyes and renewed hearts 'thereby allowing the parables to transform our lives and help us respond with new conviction to the gospel's power in our world. Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan holds an S.T.D. from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. She has been teaching New Testament courses in colleges and seminaries for more than thirty years and has recently retired from teaching full time to devote more time to writing and lecturing. Mary Ann has written several commentaries on the Letters of Saint Paul. Her recent books include Women in the New Testament published by Liturgical Press.

Parables Of Jesus

Author : Timothy Maurice Pianzin
ISBN : 9781602479234
Genre : Religion
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Over 2000 years ago Jesus invited his followers to a new life, empowered by the saving grace of God. Jesus in-filled them with spiritual knowledge and asked them to develop certain attitudes and life-styles so that they may possess this new life. Do you want to be blessed by this new life but unsure of how to achieve it? Dr. Timothy Maurice Pianzin's spirit-filled book entitled, Discovering the Truth of Jesus' Parables in the light of its Historical, Geographical and Socio-cultural Setting uncovers the hidden meanings contained in Jesus' parables and gives you understanding on how to live life that will qualify you to claim your inheritance in heaven. Don't hesitate, read Dr. Timothy Maurice Pianzin's excellent guidebook to the parables of Jesus now. If you read Discovering the Truth of Jesus' Parables with a receptive heart and mind, the life-saving Words of Jesus will comes alive and transforms your life to live it in the fullness of God's grace. Dr. Timothy Maurice Pianzin has doctorates in Biblical Theology and Sustainable Development. For the last thirty years he has been a devoted Bible scholar and has participated in many Bible courses and seminars. He has also traveled extensively in the lands that Jesus once walked and preached, and has painstakingly researched on the background to Jesus' parables-which became the basis for writing of this book. In addition he has also contributed in the teaching the Bible for over twenty years, covering most books of the Bible and many other biblical topics. In his professional life he has written many reports for the United Nation, Commonwealth Secretariat and other institutions. Since his retirement from consulting works, he has devoted his life to make the Word of God better known.

The Parables Of Jesus

Author : Dominic Breeze
ISBN : 9781907091124
Genre : Bible stories, English
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This is a collection of 72 parables preached by Jesus, retold with explanations of their true meanings in modern terms.

A Catechism On The Principal Parables Of The New Testament

Author : William Freeman Lloyd
ISBN : HARVARD:AH5TG5
Genre : Bible
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Notes And Illustrations Of The Parables Of The New Testament

Author : Thomas Whittemore
ISBN : HARVARD:AH694I
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