Tag Archives: modern parable

Who have you invited?: The Parable of the Dinner Party

Recently I threw a dinner party and love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control all came. As the last of my invited guests arrived I realized that I had just enough space for everyone and I made … Continue reading

Posted in change, creative communication, Faith, Holy Spirit, Life in all it's fullness, modern parable, Parable | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Are we Listening?: A Modern Parable

The Church was on a mission and they were excited following the launch of several new projects. One Saturday morning they decided to go into their community to tell people about what they were offering. Peter couldn’t wait to share … Continue reading

Posted in Being honest about our faith, church, Faith, modern parable, Parable | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Shall we be Friends?

Bill had always found it difficult to make friends, especially at school. He didn’t feel very clever and he wasn’t even good at sport, he felt like a nobody and it seemed like everyone treated him that way. Life had … Continue reading

Posted in acceptance, creative communication, discipleship, Faith, Following Jesus, Jesus, Listening to God, Prayer, Relationship with God | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Parable: What’s the Point of the Church?

The team’s preparation for the tournament had been far from ideal. They were the host nation so had not had to qualify for the tournament and had not played a competitive match for a long time. There had been some … Continue reading

Posted in Being honest about our faith, church, Faith | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Parable for Christmas

This story explains why Christmas is so important to me. It is 3000AD and there is an opportunity to end the war that had seemed like it had lasted forever. A commando was needed to go into the dangerous and … Continue reading

Posted in christmas, Christmas story, creative communication, Faith, Incarnation, Jesus | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The parable (and true story) of the toy plane

Once there was a boy who was given a toy plane for Christmas. He was desperate to fly it but he had had to be patient as the plane needed lots and lots of room to fly in. At last, the day came when … Continue reading

Posted in do not be afraid, Faith, freedom, Life in all it's fullness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The parable of the undefeated wrestler

There once was a wrestler who was undefeated. He wasn’t the best, the strongest or the fastest but he never backed down and he had the scars to prove it. His nose was no longer straight, his face was bruised … Continue reading

Posted in creative communication, Faith, God is powerful, God is with us, God loves us, Power of God, Relationship with God, trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments