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Jesus Parables Quotes


"Ack! Parables. I hate parables." - Christopher Moore

"In seventeen of His thirty-seven parables, Jesus dealt with property and man's responsibility for using it wisely." - George Sweeting

"Jesus was a brilliant Jewish stand-up comedian, a phenomenal improviser. His parables are great one-liners." - Camille Paglia

"From the time God saved me at 21 years old, I've always been fascinated by the parables of Jesus." - Tullian Tchividjian

"He [Jesus] speaks in parables, and though we have approached these parables reverentially all these many years and have heard them expounded as grave and reverent vehicles of holy truth, I suspect that many if not all of them were originally not grave at all but were antic, comic, often more than just a little shocking." - Frederick Buechner

"Jesus did not give the parables to teach us how to live. He gave them, I believe, to correct our notions about who God is and who God loves." - Philip Yancey

"Jesus was short on sermons, long on conversations; short on answers, long on questions; short on abstraction and propositions, long on stories and parables; short on telling you what to think, long on challenging you to think for yourself." - Brian D. McLaren

"Jesus communicated parables to the secular people around him and he used stories that were very relevant to their lives, and He was taking heaven's truth and packaging it in an earthly context." - Stephen Kendrick

"I believe that Jesus was both priest and poet. Imagine those powerful parables! My experience as a priest tells me it's not possible to reach the hearts of the congregants without a bit of poetry and storytelling." - Uwem Akpan

"Jesus disclosed that God is compassionate. Jesus spoke of God that way: "Be compassionate, as God is compassionate." Compassion is the primary quality of the central figures in two of his most famous parables: the father in the parable of the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan. And Jesus himself, as a manifestation of the sacred, is often spoken of as embodying compassion." - Marcus Borg

"Where possible Paul avoids quoting the teaching of Jesus, in fact even mentioning it. If we had to rely on Paul, we should not know that Jesus taught in parables, had delivered the sermon on the mount, and had taught His disciples the 'Our Father.' Even where they are specially relevant, Paul passes over the words of the Lord." - Albert Schweitzer

"Some of the parables that Matthew records and that Jesus delivered as part of his Olivet Discourse-such as the ten virgins and their lamps or the servants and the talents they were given-are some of the best known of Jesus' teachings. Reading them in the context of his prophecies about the end of the world, however, makes them clearly parables of preparation. To be on his right hand with his "sheep" rather than at his left hand with the "goats" at his return, we must prepare ourselves now." - Eric D. Huntsman

"Come to Jesus. Come to Jesus." - Adrian Rogers

"Jesus told parables. When he wanted to say something really profound about God, he went into parable. I don't find it surprising then that when earliest Christianity wanted to say something profound about Jesus, they went into parable too. That doesn't mean everything is a parable. When it says Jesus was in Nazareth I don't think that's a parable, I think Jesus was in Nazareth. When it talks about Jesus walking on the water, I don't think that's the point at all, I think the point is that the church without Jesus sinks." - John Dominic Crossan

"Let the Bible be the Bible. It's not about science. It's not accurate history. It is a grab bag of religious fantasies written by many authors. Some of its myths, like the Star of Bethlehem, are very beautiful. Others are dull and ugly. Some express lofty ideals, such as the parables of Jesus. Others are morally disgusting." - Martin Gardner

"They take inadequate views of Christ's prophetic character, who think Jesus came only to utter discourses, parables, and prayers. Suppose all He ever said to be found in the writings of Jewish rabbis and heathen philosophers, His great function would still be an original one, to show us the Father." - Edward Thomson

"Jesus kinda fools around and gives you parables. He doesn't oftentimes say exactly what he means. But in Matthew 25, he's very, very clear. And he delineates what it takes to get into the Kingdom of Heaven very, very clearly. And he says how you treat the least among us, the least of our brothers, that's how you treat Him." - Juan Vargas

"I think you often say more by saying less. And interestingly enough, I mean, Jesus really set the standard. I mean, he could say more with fewer words than anybody. Most of the parables were less than 250 words. And, boy, did he have some one-liners just packed with truth." - Mark Batterson

"I suspect that Jesus spoke many of his parables as a kind of sad and holy joke and that that may be part of why he seemed reluctant to explain them because if you have to explain a joke, you might as well save your breath." - Frederick Buechner

"Jesus was a pacifist." - Chris Hedges

"Jesus never pussyfooted" - Elisabeth Elliot

"Jesus never gave advice" - John Bevere

"Fuck it. Kill Jesus." - Tim O'Brien

"Jesus wore designer clothes." - John Avanzini

"Jesus was a crackpot." - Rajneesh

"Dear Jesus, do something." - Vladimir Nabokov

"I love Jesus." - Ray Price

"Jesus did not predict a place. Jesus predicted a people." - Andy Stanley

"Suffering for Jesus is temporary. Pleasure in Jesus is eternal." - John Piper

"God is defined by Jesus but not confined to Jesus." - Huston Smith

"Jesus plus nothing equals everything; everything minus Jesus equals nothing." - Tullian Tchividjian

"You accept the historical Jesus?" - Albert Einstein

"Gentle Jesus, meek and mild..." - Charles Wesley

"Jesus hung out with ragamuffins," - Brennan Manning

"Heaven is a person: Jesus." - Howard G. Hendricks

"Jesus was a cross-dresser." - George Carlin

"Jesus, I trust in You." - Mary Faustina Kowalska

"Compare yourself only with Jesus." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Mosquito bites Jesus, receives communion." - Demetri Martin

"Thomas Jefferson basically secularized Jesus." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Who was Jesus? God saves." - Max Lucado

"Jesus! My brother! Heave-up!" - Halldór Laxness

"Jesus was handling big money." - John Avanzini

"Slipping? We're bigger than Jesus." - John Lennon

"Nobody's seen Jesus in years." - Neil Gaiman

"I want to thank Jesus, and by Jesus I mean Jesus Hernandez, my bodyguard" - Will Ferrell

"Teaching people to become like Jesus, outside of the power of Jesus, dishonors Jesus." - Ed Stetzer

"Everything before Jesus is preface. Everything after Jesus is appendix. Jesus is the story." - Kevin Deyoung

"If Jesus heals instantly, praise Him. If Jesus heals gradually, trust Him. When Jesus heals ultimately, you will understand." - Max Lucado

"Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken." - Rich Mullins

"Jesus is not from Georgia. Jesus does not speak English. And Jesus is not a member of the NRA." - Robert Wright

"If you want to know what Jesus meant by what Jesus said, pay attention to that Jesus did." - Andy Stanley

"I live in Jesus, on Jesus, with Jesus, and soon hope to be perfectly conformed to His likeness." - Charles Spurgeon

"Jesus Christ was treated as we deserved so that when we believe in Jesus, God treats us as Jesus deserves." - Timothy Keller

"Jesus is Jesus. So, I'm not sure I'd get into the business of making somebody into Jesus. That's just me." - Andy Andrews

"If Jesus was here, do you think Jesus would show me any love? Do you think Jesus would love me?" - Mike Tyson

"Jesus is our Advocate before God." - Charles Stanley

"Jesus must have been a psychopath" - Peter Wessel Zapffe

"We're more popular than Jesus Christ now." - John Lennon

"Jesus is Santa Claus for Adults" - Christopher Hitchens

"Each encounter with Jesus changes our life." - Pope Francis

"Even Jesus had trouble with 12 guys." - Frank Layden

"Christianity isn't all that complicated ... it's Jesus." - Joni Eareckson Tada

"Love the church because Jesus loves it." - D A Carson

"For me, it's Jesus plus nothing-..." - Bob Goff

"Jesus has done everything for you." - Tullian Tchividjian

"The mega-strategy of Jesus: make disciples." - David Platt

"Everybody needs a hero. Jesus is mine." - Adrian Rogers

"Jesus condemned no one except hypocrites." - Kallistos Ware

"Jesus does' take sides; He takes over." - Andy Stanley

"Jesus Chris was more than man." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Jesus doesn't take sides; He takes over." - Andy Stanley

"I heard the voice of Jesus say" - Horatius Bonar

"Jesus never discipled one-on-one." - Howard G. Hendricks

"One Way: Jesus! One Job: Evangelism!" - T.L. Osborn

"Jesus and the devil are brothers" - Mike Huckabee

"Jesus, what made You so small? LOVE!" - Bernard Of Clairvaux

"Jesus makes the bitterest mouthful taste sweet." - Therese Of Lisieux

"All men are brothered in Jesus Christ." - Pope Pius XII

"Jesus weeps and loves me still." - Charles Wesley

"Jesus doesn't take sides; He takes over." - Andy Stanley

"Jesus wants men who will rule well." - Tony Evans

"Jesus was a management expert too." - George Carey

"Jesus loves me, this I know..." - Anna Bartlett Warner

"Sorry, Jesus, I have to curse!" - Chynna Phillips

"People get ready...Jesus is coming!" - Misty Edwards

"Jesus wept, but He never complained." - Charles Spurgeon

"I'm in the hands of Jesus." - Tammy Faye Bakker

"Jesus is Lord! That is not negotiable." - Franklin Graham

"Jesus loves the world, as do I." - Tyson Fury

"Jesus didn`t teach people to kill." - Steve King

"Ben Roethlisberger is Tim Tebow minus Jesus." - Daniel Tosh

"I think that Jesus is the product." - T D Jakes

"Jesus and Buddha cannot both be right" - Ravi Zacharias

"Jesus loves a free black man." - Cornel West

"Canada is like America without Jesus." - Tim Riley

"Jesus saves... passes to Moses... shoots... scores!" - Anonymous

"Let's go stomp those weirdies for Jesus!" - Bill Allred

"Jesus Christ was the greatest republican." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Jesus is all about inclusion not exclusion." - Robert Hood

"Jesus Christ had a sense of destiny." - T. B. Joshua

"A moment with Jesus changed everything." - Judah Smith

"What year did Jesus think it was?" - George Carlin

"I guess 14% plus Jesus equals victory" - Stephen Colbert

"Jesus never said anything about homosexuality." - Patricia Ireland

"I owe it all to Jesus." - Aaron Neville

"Jesus is not the 'founder of Christianity.'" - William P Young

"I always forgave my students, like Jesus." - Bikram Choudhury

"Jesus is not the 'founder of Christianity." - William P Young

"Jesus Christ, is this an NPR convention?" - Jack White

"Jesus wants to give you peace." - Henry R Brandt

"In humility imitate Jesus and Socrates." - Benjamin Franklin

"Jesus Christ was God's revenue officer." - Billy Sunday

"A Christian's example is always Jesus." - Monica Johnson

"And I feel just like Jesus' son" - Lou Reed

"I saw Jesus walk into my bedroom." - Benny Hinn

"A dark hour makes Jesus bright." - Robert Murray M'Cheyne

"Jesus doesn't care if you feel guilty. Jesus wants you to change." - Sarah Miles

"Without the grace of Jesus: a hopeless end. With the grace of Jesus: an endless hope." - Rick Warren

"Suffering is seeing what Jesus sees, and joy is doing what Jesus does." - Heidi Baker

"Our churches should attract the people Jesus attracted and frustrate the people Jesus frustrated." - Shane Claiborne

"Jesus doesn't avoid those who mess up. Jesus runs to those who mess up." - Matt Chandler

"If Jesus is on Tim Curran's side and Occy is Jesus, who gets to win?" - Cintra Wilson

"Jesus is the only significance. Beside Jesus nothing has any significance. He alone matters." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"I believe what Jesus said, but Jesus never said priests couldn't be fools." - Jean-Luc Godard

"Jesus Christ said turn the other cheek. Unfortunately Luis Figo is not Jesus Christ." - Luiz Felipe Scolari

"Sometimes I prayed for Baby Jesus to make me good, but Baby Jesus didn't." - Barbara Kingsolver

"Not only do we know God through Jesus Christ, we only know ourselves through Jesus Christ." - Blaise Pascal

"I am going to judge my circumstances by Jesus' love, not Jesus' love by my circumstances." - Timothy Keller

"Easter is about Jesus: the Jesus who announced God's saving, sovereign kingdom..." - N T Wright

"Jesus was too smart to ever run for public office...that's what Jesus would do." - Mike Huckabee

"When we realize we can stop being Jesus defenders, we can start being Jesus representatives ." - Jen Hatmaker

"My righteousness is just as good as Jesus' righteousness, because it IS Jesus' righteousness!" - E. W. Kenyon

"Jesus, he meets you where you are. Jesus, he heals your secret scars." - Wayne Watson

"Worship of Jesus is rather harmless and risk-free; actually following Jesus changes everything." - Richard Rohr

"You have Jesus and Jesus has you or you are barren and wasted and lost!" - Paul Washer

"Having made Jesus your all, you shall find your all in Jesus." - Charles Spurgeon

"Let Jesus preach to you, and and let Jesus heal you. We are all wounded. Everyone." - Pope Francis

"Jesus didn't come to make us Christian. Jesus came to make us fully human." - Hans Rookmaaker

"Mentioning Jesus in your speech: Small government. Doing what Jesus asked: Big government." - Stephen Colbert

"I am going to judge my circumstances by Jesus" love, not Jesus" love by my circumstances." - Timothy Keller

"Easter is about Jesus: the Jesus who announced God's saving, sovereign kingdom..." - N T Wright

"Christianity is not "Jesus is our example." Christianity is "Jesus is our substitute."" - Tullian Tchividjian

"When the heart submits, then Jesus reigns When Jesus reigns, there is rest." - James Hudson Taylor

"When the heart submits, then Jesus reigns. When Jesus reigns, there is rest." - Hudson Taylor

"Jesus took your punishment, and God gave you credit for Jesus' perfection." - Max Lucado

"To Jesus Christ I commend my soul; Lord Jesus, receive my soul." - Anne Boleyn

"If the story-tellers could ha' got decency and good morals from true stories, who'd have troubled to invent parables?" - Thomas Hardy

"Some of the parables of the Kingdom made wonderful sense, but the exclusivity in the New Testament put me off." - Lionel Blue

"Who doesn't love the parables? You know there's a solution, but you have to do some work to find it." - John Bytheway



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