Welcome to The Parables website
Our aim is to explore and apply a number of the well-known parables found in the Gospel of Luke. We explore each parable in its original setting and then seek to apply its teaching to our current situation in the world of today.
These are copyright chapters from a forthcoming book for group or personal study but are made widely available on this website for the help and encouragement of God’s people world-wide.
Latest study on the Parable of the Budding Tree
We offer both the written text and the matching spoken podcast to help those whose native language is not English. Do tell us how you find them.
The author, John Belham, gratefully acknowledges his debt to the many godly commentators who, over the centuries, have mined the treasures of these parables.
Do visit our sister site exploring and applying the Lord’s Prayer, at www.lords-prayer.co.uk
As mentioned above, the book of parables has been published (January 2022) and is now available through Amazon and book sellers world-wide.
Exploring and Applying the Parables of Jesus found in the Gospel of Luke
John Belham, published by Parva Press
Paperback, 403 pages ISBN 978-0-9537489-2-1, £13.99.
Epub, ISBN 978-0-9537489-3-8
The parables of Jesus recorded by Luke, explored in their setting, with their encouragements and their sometimes sharp application to ourselves and our churches today.
This is a book to read if you want to gain a deeper understanding of the parables taught by Jesus.Dr. John Clements, Pastor of The Old Meeting House Congregational Church and author of Strangers and Pilgrims on the Earth.
I really appreciated the careful and wide application of these texts.The Rev. Martin Young, Vicar of St Andrew’s Church, Norwich
and Chaplain to Norwich University of the Arts.
For those with ears to hear, Jesus’ parables speak as relevantly today as they did 2000 years ago. If you are willing to be stirred and challenged – as the first hearers were – read on. The author invites you to an exploration of each parable followed by questions for reflection or discussion.