Class assignments from the book:

4. Class assignments from the book:
Plan to fulfill the following assignments during our class given in the teaching plan.
“Each Lay Servant will
– Tell a brief story from personal experience.
– develop and retell a brief story based on a parable of Jesus (from the list below).
– relate in a small group setting, a personal account of a spiritual event.
– select a story to be developed and then told during the final session.
– offer support to other participants.”

Select one Parable of Jesus from the gospel of Matthew listed below for your assignment above.

DO NOT analyze, explain the parable or exegete the text … tell a story, preferably from your own life, that is an example of the parable.
Parables of Jesus in Matthew (from a list in Wikipedia)
03 The Lamp under a Bushel Matthew 5:14–15
07 The Wise and the Foolish Builders Matthew 7:24–27
08 New Wine into Old Wineskins Matthew 9:17–17
09 Parable of the strong man Matthew 12:29–29
10 Parable of the Sower Matthew 13:3–9
11 The Tares Matthew 13:24–30
13 Parable of the Mustard Seed Matthew 13:31–32
14 The Leaven Matthew 13:33–33
15 Parable of the Pearl Matthew 13:45–46
16 Drawing in the Net Matthew 13:47–50
17 The Hidden Treasure Matthew 13:44–44
19 The Lost Sheep   Matthew 18:10–14
20 The Unforgiving Servant Matthew 18:23–35
28 The Workers in the Vineyard Matthew 20:1–16
29 The Two Sons Matthew 21:28–32
30 The Wicked Husbandmen Matthew 21:33–41
31 The Great Banquet Matthew 22:1–14
32 The Budding Fig Tree Matthew 24:32–35
33 The Faithful Servant Matthew 24:42–51
34 The Ten Virgins Matthew 25:1–13
35 The Talents   Matthew 25:14–30
36 The Sheep and the Goats Matthew 25:31–46
Extra credit: Email these assigned stories to me at if you would like suggestions and feedback after the class. (With a single day for class, there will not be time to discuss many of these in detail during the class. So this is the best way to share them and have that discussion.)
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