Jesus was a master storyteller! He painted pictures with words that capture our attention, stir our
imagination, and engage our minds.

    All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable.
    – Matthew 13:34 NAS

We took our big red chair “on location” throughout Skagit Valley, to read Jesus’ parables in related locations:
from a jail cell, to a bank vault, to a pig sty.

Watch the videos, listen to the messages, and download the transcripts below. And by all means, if you’re in
the Skagit Valley area, join us on a Sunday morning!
The Good Shepherd
August 7, 2011

We can choose to be led into security, freedom,
and joy, or driven by our impulses, pride, or fear
into death and destruction. But, if we’re going to
follow, we have to know the Shepherd’s voice.

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The Shrewd
Manager
November 13, 2011

If our love for God isn't greater than our love of
money, we won't be able to be spiritually shrewd
with our worldly wealth for His eternal purpose.


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The Rich Man and
Lazarus
November 20, 2011

Among Jesus’ dozens of recorded parables, only
one fictional character in one story is given a
name: Lazarus. And you have to wonder why.


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The Rich Fool
December 4, 2011

This parable isn’t as much about the Haves and
the Have-Nots as it is about the Trusts and the
Trust-Nots. Contentment comes from an
abundance of trust (in the goodness of God).

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Words for the Whys
October 27, 2013

Jesus was never a question and answer man. He
was a question and question man. Parables
require pursuit, and Jesus is always all about
pursuit.

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Sower, Seed, and
Soil
September 11, 2016

Jesus places His listeners into four categories by
simply and brilliantly portraying them as soils.
And in so doing, He simultaneously reveals
Satan’s three weapons against our reception.

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