Outline Number 8


Triple-illustrated Truths


In His sermons and discourses the Lord Jesus Christ used simple illustrations to teach sublime truths. Sometimes He gave more than one illustration for a single truth.

His purpose was that everyone irrespective of his background, learning and experience

should understand and apply those truths.

Hereís a compilation of ten triple-illustrated truths of eternal significance

for every disciple of Christ.


1. Sanctification (Mt 23:23-28)


        (a) Camel

        (b) Cup

        (c) Cemetery


2. Spirit-Gift (Lk 11:9-13)


        (a) Bread / Stone

        (b) Fish / Snake

        (c) Egg / Scorpion


3. Scripture Study (Lk 14:15-20)

    (The bread of Godís Word)


        (a) Field

        (b) Flock

        (c) Family


4. Supplication


        (a) A Friend       (Lk 11:5-10)

        (b) A Widow     (Lk 18:1-8)

        (c) A Woman     (Mt 15:21-28)


5. Soulwinning (Lk 15:1-32)


        (a) Sheep

        (b) Silver coin

        (c) Son


6. Service


        (a) Good Samaritan         (Lk 10:29-37)

        (b) Good Shepherd         (Jn 10:6,11-15)

        (c) Good Steward           (Lk 12:42-48)


7. Sacrifice (Lk 9:57-62)


        (a) Domestic comforts

        (b) Domestic formalities

        (c) Domestic attachments


8. Supremacy


        (a) Humbling          (Mt 18:1-4)

        (b) Serving             (Lk 22:24-27)

        (c) Footwashing     (Jn 13:12-17)


9. Solidarity (Mt 12:25,30)


        (a) Country

        (b) City

        (c) Cottage


10. Second Coming (Lk 17:30-37)


        (a) Two men in bed

        (b) Two women in mill

        (c) Two workers in field