A parable is usually defined in this simple way … “an earthly story or lesson with a spiritual or heavenly meaning.” Other ways of defining a parable would simply be to think of it as a picture story. Jesus loved to use pictures to help us understand the deep theological truths He shared during His ministry. The use of parables shows us that all-knowing God prefers a way of teaching that allows us sinful human beings to understand His love for us.The study guides are available in the bookcase below. Use the arrow to the right to scroll through the booklets. Click on a booklet to open. You are welcome to download or print. Each study is created by one of our pastors and is available free of charge for your encouragement and study.