In The Stories Jesus Told, teacher Kay Gabrysch presents study questions to equip and encourage you to align your mind and heart with the kingdom ethics Jesus taught in his parables. Appropriate for individual use or small groups, this 12-week study explores how Christians are to think Biblically about how the Kingdom of God challenges our present-day thinking. The questions lead to a conversation with Jesus in which the Lord himself reveals both the privileges and responsibilities of those who call themselves Kingdom citizens.
This is a tremendous study for any adult, alone or with a group. Kay leads us through a careful interpretive process in order to learn deeply from Scripture. Each lesson ensures we observe the text carefully and reference other passages to aid in making theological conclusions. With well-researched notes on the original culture and language, Kay helps us check our biases and assumptions. Then, she provides ways for us to respond to what Jesus is teaching in our daily lives; we see ourselves in God’s Story and in his Kingdom work.
Dr. Tasha Chapman, Professor of Educational Ministries, Covenant Theological Seminary
I am thrilled that Kay Gabrysch has published another study guide that helps lead women to a better understanding of God’s Word. Her questions and teaching points help to make these parables come alive. We see how Jesus taught to reach hearts and transform them through the use of stories. Do you want your women to know Christ? Study the parables. When our women did this study, we found that it helped all of us, young and old, new believer and mature believer, understand the heart of Christ in new and fresh ways. And, more importantly, we are different women because of Christ’s revelation of Himself through the parables.
Kari Stainback, Director of Women’s Ministries, Park Cities Presbyterian Church
In this life stirring study, Kay allows us to grapple with Jesus’ own words. An astute student of the original context, we learn with Kay to discern Jesus as the Bible presents him. Through Jesus’ own stories our hearts are reshaped and formed as we experience and offer his wiser love in the real world.
Dr. Zack Eswine, Scholar-in-Residence, Francis Schaeffer Institute