137: Parables (New Testament Lesson 11)

March 13, 2015

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

“He Spake Many Things unto Them in Parables”


Class Member Reading: Matthew 13

Additional Reading: Mark 4:1–34; Luke 8:4–18; Luke 13:18–21; Doctrine and Covenants 86:1–7; Bible Dictionary, “Gospels, Harmony of,” 689; “Parables,” 740–41; and “Kingdom of Heaven or Kingdom of God,” 721.

Scripture Chain: Matthew 13:9–16; Mosiah 2:9; Alma 10:2–6; Alma 12:9–11


What does it mean to have “ears to hear”? Why would Jesus teach in such a way that people would not understand what he was trying to say? How do we apply this approach to communicating and learning to our own lives?


You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF).

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF).


Thanks to Marshall McDonald for the bumper music.