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Mobile Ed: NT252 The Parables of Jesus (6 hour course)

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The parables of Jesus are colorful, startling, and often confusing. In this course, Dr. Dan Doriani explains this unique narrative type and walks you through proper interpretation of the parables, examining their images, themes, and applications for modern readers.

For more dynamic teaching on the gospels by a team of expert scholars, see the Mobile Ed: Studies in the Gospels Bundle (9 courses).

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Explain the motivation behind parable usage in the gospels
  • Describe the various sub-genres of parables found in the gospels
  • Present compelling and enlightening teaching on themes within the parables of Jesus

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker

Unit 1: The Purpose of Parables

  • The Nature of Parables
  • Searching for Parables in the New Testament with Search Fields
  • A Modern-Day Parable
  • How Parables Work
  • The Development of Jesus’ Teaching
  • Using a Custom Guide to View Translations of Parabolē

Unit 2: Parables Describing the Kingdom of God

  • The Parable of the Sower: A Paradigm
  • The Parable of the Sower: Its Meaning
  • Opposition and Growth in the Kingdom of God
  • Using the Bible Sense Lexicon to Find Different Referents of a Word
  • The Value of the Kingdom of God
  • Understanding Jesus’ Parables in Matthew 13

Unit 3: Parables about Life in the Kingdom of God

  • Greatness in the Kingdom
  • Studying the Kingdom with the Bible Word Study Guide
  • Living in the Kingdom: Confrontation and Forgiveness
  • Living in the Kingdom: Mercy
  • Living in the Kingdom: Grace
  • The Unfairness of Grace
  • Jesus’ Gracious Call to the Kingdom

Unit 4: Parables of Confrontation

  • Symbolic Acts and Words
  • Taking Away the Kingdom of God

Unit 5: Parables of Instruction about the Future

  • The Destruction of the Temple
  • The Return of Jesus
  • Creating and Searching Custom Theological Collections

Unit 6: Parables of Discipleship

  • Loving Your Neighbor
  • Comparing Parable Accounts with Gospel Harmonies
  • Becoming a “Neighbor”
  • Jesus’ Role in the Parable of the Good Samaritan
  • A Parable about Prayer
  • Being Confident in Prayer
  • Using Sympathetic Highlighting to Identify and Search Greek Forms
  • Prayer and the Unjust Judge
  • A Parable about Money
  • Storing Up Riches on Earth
  • Being Rich toward God
  • A Parable about Two Monks
  • Lessons from the Parable about Two Monks
  • The Parable of the Unjust Steward
  • A Proper Perspective on Money
  • Using the Power Lookup Tool to Find Lexical Entries on “Mammon”
  • Parables about Friendship and Association
  • Invitation to the Kingdom of God
  • Membership in the Kingdom of God
  • The Cost of Discipleship
  • Rejoicing When the Lost Are Found
  • The Parable of the Lost Sons
  • Using the Cited By Tool to Look Up Background Information
  • The Welcoming Father and the Older Son
  • Finding Ourselves in the Parable of the Lost Sons
  • The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Unit 7: Parables of Repentance

  • The Power of Parables
  • The Theme of Repentance in Luke’s Gospel
  • Finding Different Greek Words Used for “Repent”
  • Repent While There Is Time
  • A Change of Heart


  • Living Jesus’ Stories

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About the Instructor

Dr. Daniel M. Doriani (STM, PhD) is vice president of strategic academic projects and professor of theology at Covenant Seminary. He is the author of several books, including Getting the Message: A Plan for Interpreting and Applying the Bible and commentaries on Matthew and 1 Peter in the Reformed Expository Commentaries series.


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This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.



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  1. Robert Luff

    Robert Luff


    I'm curious how courses like these work. If I buy the course, am I then obligated to buy books that are required reading that go with it, or is this course self-contained? Also, how does this differ from the audio-only version? Since that one is less than half the price, I'm inclined to go with that if it doesn't require me to purchase any additional materials.
  2. Myke Harbuck

    Myke Harbuck


    This looks like a good course. I just wish that it would have been taught by someone who is NOT Reformed. To me it calls someone'e entire theology into question. If they can be so wrong about the fundamental ideals of salvation - like total depravity (which they errantly interpret as total inability) and unconditional election (where they teach that God would either 1) passover people thus denying them the opportunity for salvation or 2) actually intentionally predestine them to an eternality in hell), then how can we really trust that they can interpret the entirely of Scripture, to include the Parables here, with exegetical integrity and without more fatal errors stemming from theological biases. I think in areas of discipleship we'd be fine with this instructor, but when examining the parables related to salvific ideals, the tendency to take a wrong turn in Albuquerque and allow the fatal errors of Calvinism to taint the fundamental teachings of the parables is simply too entirely possible. I think I'll buy this course, but I am curious how faithful to Scripture he can be leading a Reformed seminary.


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