Our next worship series, “Stories That Changed The World: The Parables of Jesus” is based on some of the more familiar parables shared by Jesus. We selected these parables because they are featured in the musical Godspell, which our youth are presenting at their choir tour homecoming performance on June 6 at 7:00pm. If you are looking for some additional background on parables, watch this video by the Bible Project . This five-minute overview is a good teaching tool: Watch: How To Read the Parables of Jesus Video | BibleProject™. If you are looking for a study, consider The Parables for Today, written by Rev Dr Alyce McKenzie (The Parables for Today | Cokesbury). It’s a straightforward book that has great material on how to read parables. She also includes some commentaries on some of the trickier parables. For a study with a video guide, consider Amy Jill-Levine’s book, Short Stories of Jesus (Short Stories by Jesus | Cokesbury). Both books will be available for purchase at Missions Café on May 22. If your class or small group is interested in using either for a study, contact Adam Lubbers, AdamL@fumcallen.org.
Sunday May 29 The Parable of the Sower Matthew 13:1-9 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch, preaching
Sunday June 5 The Parable of the Persistent Widow Luke 18:1-8 Adam Lubbers, preaching
Sunday June 12 The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus Luke 16:19-31 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch, preaching
Sunday June 19 The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant Matthew 18:21-35 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch, preaching
Sunday June 26 The Judgment of the Nations Matthew 25:31-46 Rev Jessica Wright, preaching