Jesus Tells Three Parables


Two of the Savior’s parables are printed here. Look for the third parable in next month’s issue of The Friend.
Pharisees saw Jesus talking with sinners

One day Jesus was eating and talking with some sinners. Some Pharisees saw Him. Luke 15:1–2

They thought Jesus shouldn't do that

The Pharisees thought that they were good men and that good men should not talk to sinners. They thought Jesus should not talk to sinners. Luke 15:2

Three parables

The Savior wanted to teach the Pharisees they were wrong. To help them understand why He was with the sinners, He told them three parables (stories). The first one was about a lost sheep. Luke 15:3; Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, selected by Joseph Fielding Smith (1976), 277

Illustrations by Paul Mann