The Stories That Matter series will focus on the Parables of Jesus. Taking an in depth look at these stories helps us to see How and What it was that Jesus taught. Often explained as being earthly stories with heavenly meaning, Jesus used parables as a way to bring important spiritual issues to a level that people could understand. Through the Stories That Matter series we will gain a clearer understanding of the historical and cultural context of the parables (seeing what it meant to those to whom it was said at the time at which it was said), as well as picking up on some of the main themes of Jesus’ teaching. I sincerely hope that you will join us as we learn and grow through these stories that really do MATTER.