The Psalms 30
1. Jesus stated in Luke 24:44 that things were written about Him in the Psalms.
2. As we "search the Scriptures" (John 5:39) we must include the Psalms because they will help us to
"grow in the knowledge of Christ" (2 Peter 3:18).
3. In this lesson we are concentrating on a prophecy recorded in Psalm 78:1-3 that relates to Jesus'
I. PSALM 78:1-3
A. (vs.1) The Lord calls upon His people to listen to His law and His words.
1. This was a requirement of the old covenant (Exodus 19:5).
2. This is also a requirement of the new covenant (Matthew 7:24-27).
B. (vs.2-3) The Lord would use "parables" as He communicated His Word.
II. THESE VERSES IN PSALM 78 CONTAIN A PROPHECY THAT JESUS FULFILLED
A. Jesus often used parables in His teaching; however, on one occasion He used parables exclusively as
He taught by the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 13:1-3a, 34).
B. By doing so, Jesus fulfilled the prophecy in Psalm 78:2-3 (Matthew 13:35).
III. IN MATTHEW 13:10-17, JESUS EXPLAINED WHY HE USED PARABLES IN HIS TEACHING
IV. ON THIS OCCASION JESUS TAUGHT:
A. the parable of the sower (vs.3b-9, 18-23)
B. the parable of the tares (vs.24-30, 36-43)
C. the parable of the mustard seed (vs.31-32)
D. the parable of the leaven (vs.33)
E. the parable of the treasure hidden in a field (vs.44)
F. the parable of the merchant man seeking pearls (vs.45-46)
G. the parable of the net (vs.47-50).
V. JESUS' PARABLES CAN BE UNDERSTOOD (Matthew 13:51-52)