List of parables

Here is a list of 26 parables. There are other passages that could be described as parables in the gospels but this list are the essential 26. Note some parables recur in different gospels, e.g. the parable of the lost sheep is found in both Matthew and Luke and sometimes the emphasis is different. Here […]

Mark 8:34-38

To help fix this passage I have chosen Shackleton’s epic Endurance expedition as a story line. You can alter it to fit any translation you prefer. This is an example of how to use strong story lines to help memorise scripture. Once you get the idea you might find choosing and developing your own memory […]

Psalm 2

Note the parallelism in many of the verses – the second phrase ( in italics) reinforces the first – this is very common and helps memorisation. Why do the nations conspire  and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against […]

Psalm 19

NRSV The heavens are telling the glory of God;    and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.2 Day to day pours forth speech,    and night to night declares knowledge.3 There is no speech, nor are there words;    their voice is not heard;4 yet their voice goes out through all the earth,    and their words to the end of the world. Heavens/Earth/World speech /knowledge speech/voice/voice/words […]

Psalm 49

Hear this, all peoples!    Give ear, all inhabitants of the world,2 both low and high,    rich and poor together!3 My mouth shall speak wisdom;    the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.4 I will incline my ear to a proverb;    I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre. 5 Why should I fear in times of trouble,    when the iniquity of those who cheat me […]

1 Corinthians 13

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 And if I give all my possessions to […]

Psalm 7

O Lord my God, in you do I take refuge;    save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,2 lest like a lion they tear my soul apart,    rending it in pieces, with none to deliver. 3 O Lord my God, if I have done this,    if there is wrong in my hands,4 if I have repaid my friend with evil    or plundered my enemy without cause,5 let the enemy pursue my soul and […]