Christ the Teacher

Matthew 7, 15, Luke 11, 15, 16

The Teacher and his Parables

Jesus made great use of imagery and stories to convey his messages. In this painting you can see the following (clockwise from top left):

The Friend at Midnight
Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? (Luke 11)

The Eye of the Needle
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God. (Matthew 19)

Prodigal Son
'My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found'. (Luke 15)

The Speck and the Log
How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? (Matthew 7)

The Heart of Man
If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit. (Matthew 15)

Build Your House On Rock
And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. (Matthew 7)

Lazarus and the Rich Man
Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us. (Luke 16)

Various passages

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