NextLevel Online: Parables

Session 8: Special Features

Session 8 covers special features of the parables and where to pay attention to fully understand the message.


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline
  • Pay attention to the cousin of parables—narrative. Though Jeffrey Arthurs reminds us that parables aren’t “pure” narratives.

  • Pay attention to keeping the story within the story of the Gospel. See “Where are the Subversive Stories” (handout).

  • Pay attention to end stress.

  • Pay attention to referents and strange twists—conclusions don’t seem to follow; syllogisms broken.

  • Pay attention to retaining or re-inventing the shock value.

  • Pay attention to Christology—find Jesus.

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.