You can live for many years and sit through many sermons without ever really coming to an in-depth understanding of the parables of Jesus. If you want to serve and obey Jesus, you should endeavour to understand the fundamentals of these teachings of Jesus.
In this, his twenty-seventh book, Matthew Robert Payne unpacks the parables for today and shows how you can live the life that Jesus promoted when he was on earth. This is the updated and expanded edition of the book he originally published in 2011.
Two reviewers of his original book said this:
“With heart-challenging explanations of the parables of Jesus, Matthew Robert Payne shares pieces of his life in the framework of the fifty-four parables of Jesus covered in The Parables of Jesus made Simple. This collection of essays reads like a scholarly, yet genuine conversation with a good friend and is written with honesty, transparency, and vigor. Matthew invites you to read the lessons of Christ, often times pleading with the reader to take hold of the weight of the words, then stepping back and offering no-nonsense applications for life….this book is definitely worth bringing into your library and your life.”
“You don’t need a PhD to be inspired by the Holy Spirit. You need selfless dedication, humility, and a hunger for truth….after sixty years on this earth, I have heard a few sermons, and Mr. Payne’s book stands as a delightful treasure.”
Have you got a hunger to be closer to Jesus? Have you got a desire to know Him in a greater way and walk with Him in a deeper relationship? Do you have a thirst for intimacy with Jesus to such a level that you can know secret things about Him? Do you want to walk with Him so close that He directs your every step through the leading of the Holy Spirit?
Come and read about a Jesus that you always knew, but in way that you have never known Him. Come and read His secrets about His life on earth that He is happy to reveal to His friends. Read key truths that will thrust you into a more intimate relationship with Jesus if you understand them, meditate on them and apply them to your life.
Matthew Robert Payne has lived a life of sorrow and pain, and yet through all his trials he has grown intimate with the Lover of his soul. Listen as he shares his heart with you, the lessons that he has learned in his Christian life and key revelations about the life of Jesus that were only revealed to him as he wrote this book. Many who know Matthew on Facebook in a personal way have a holy jealousy of his relationship with Jesus, and with this book he hopes to let people bridge that gap.
This book is not a book to be read once and put away; it is a book that you need to read again and again and apply to your life. Intimacy with Jesus is a sure prize, and well worth the effort it requires you to put into it, and reading this book is a key step to getting there.
About the Author
Matthew has been walking with the Lord Jesus for forty years as of publishing this book. From the age of eight Jesus has been speaking to him. He is the author of twelve books now and has many more coming in years to come