Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation (Second Edition)

Chapter 4: What is a Parable?


What Is a Parable?

Film Focus: This video, by Fr. Joe Corpora, C.S.C., examines how we should approach the parables and what meaning these parables have for our everyday lives.

Text Focus: Pages 129-137

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is one of the purposes for which Jesus tells parables?
  2. What are the four patterns in the parables? Give an example of where each pattern can be found in one of Jesus’ parables.
  3. Where did Jesus want us to find the Kingdom of God? Why?
  4. How do you experience the Kingdom of God in your everyday life? Explain how your experiences illustrate what is being taught in the Gospels.

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