The Gospel accounts give us the greatest example of how to truly disciple people effectively. The twelve disciples had the distinct and wonderful privilege and blessing to have the greatest “disciple” in the history of the world train them in their mission of life. One of the tools that Jesus used as the “Great Discipler” was the use of parables. If we follow the Gospel accounts and Jesus' use of these parables, we begin to see a process of discipleship from the first parable given to the very last one spoken to His disciples just prior to Jesus' passion. They form a "lesson plan of discipleship." We can say that these parables, put in chronological order as given within the Gospel accounts, bring the disciples through a process of growing from "infants" in this new way of life, to becoming the men that would ultimately be used by God to radically "change the world."
We invite you come along on this journey with Jesus. Lose yourself in time and imagine as if we are traveling with Jesus through the regions of Galilee; sitting with Him by the Sea of Galilee, sitting with him along the roadside as He teaches the crowds; visiting the cities of Capernaum, Nain, Jericho and of course Jerusalem. We will be listening to the “Great Discipler” as He disciples His disciples. We will be listening but I pray that we will be "hearing?"