The Stories of the Parables | Bible Study

by David Woody

At Youth Ministry Conversations, we believe you know your group best. This means our resources look a little different than what you may have experienced in the past. We try and create a “buffet” of material so you can choose and pick what works best for your group. You will find ideas, instructions, and possibilities in this packet all related to the theme of “Parable Stories.” How you use them, and how you structure your study is up to you. We hope you enjoy this resource and return in the future to check out other materials.

This Study:

Jesus recognized the power of a story. His stories, the parables, might be short in length but are deep in meaning and application for those who will hear them. Open your ears to hear the parables of Jesus and open your life to their transformative messages.


Lessons Included:

1 The Parable of the Good Samaritan Pg 3
2 The Parable of the Shrewd Manager Pg 9
3 The Parable of Party Time Pg 15
4 The Parable of the Mustard Seed Pg 22
5 The Parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector Pg 26
6 The Parable of the Rich Fool Pg 31
7 The Parable of the Talents Pg 34
8 The Parable of the Wise House Builder Pg 38
9 The Parables of the Hidden Treasure & the Pearl of Great Value Pg 42
10 The Parable of the Prodigal Son Pg 46


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The Stories of the Parable is written by David Woody

David Woody has been working with teenagers for over 20 years and seeks to find ways to connect the Gospel and the Kingdom of God with everyday life. His role as Minister of Faith Development at Providence Baptist Church in Charleston, SC allows him the opportunity try his best to make those connections for all age groups.

He is a reader, a writer, a cyclist, and according to his daughters is “way too sensitive.” Woody recently self-published the Kindle book, Active Prayers for Busy Families: 90 Activities to Pray on the Go Anytime, Anywhere. Most importantly, he is married to Kristen and stays busy keeping up with his four children—Brooks, Blair, Sarah, and Matthew.