In our current preaching series, we are looking at six parables told by Jesus as found in Luke’s Gospel. Although parables were often used in ancient times, Jesus is particularly well known for using them to simply convey a spiritual lesson.  And that quite simply is what a parable is about – a simple way to teach a much deeper idea or principle.  They work so beautifully because they draw from very common everyday experiences that their listeners would be familiar with.  As we move through the series, I like to think about what modern day scenarios Jesus would use if He was here teaching us today. Maybe one like this – The Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure found in a pawn shop, when he found it, the man put it at the back of the shop and piled everything on top of it then went and sold his car and mortgaged his house to buy the shop.