More Parables... what do they mean...?
This video explores three famous parables of Jesus, all about prized possessions. In the parable of the lost coin and the parable of the lost sheep Jesus used material or worldly concepts to communicate deeper spiritual truths about the Kingdom of Heaven. In these two stories, Jesus actually start from the assumption that his audience is motivated by the root of all evil - the love of money -and from that point, he sets about to help them to appreciate the love of God. In the parable of the prodigal son, the message becomes more obviously spiritual.
In all three stories, Jesus points us to something that is even higher than quitting your job, selling your possessions and going into all the world to preach the gospel. Without the greatest commandment - love - our efforts to follow God will be fruitless.