You may not remember the title, and you may forget the Scripture reference … but a gripping biblical story with an inspirational message is something you won’t forget. Jesus knew this. He was a masterful storyteller! His stories were called parables, from a Greek word meaning “to lay alongside of.” And this is exactly what Jesus did—each parable He shared communicated a bold truth wrapped in an example of everyday life. Practical. Easy to understand. Earthly stories with heavenly meanings. Nearly forty of Jesus’s parables are recorded in the New Testament. And we can still find great truth, wisdom, and guidance in them for our lives today!