Parables Assessment Task

Assessment criteria: Working in pairs or small groups, your teacher will provide you with a suitable parable and stories from the New Testament for you to develop a presentation of your understanding of the parable.


  1. In your group, read and discuss your parable from the New Testament.
  2. In an oral presentation format you are to retell your story to the class using either puppets OR a power point presentation OR recreate the scene – be creative!
  3. Write your script in your own words using contemporary characters if you wish or using palm cards. At the conclusion of your presentation you are required to explain your understanding of the parable and application of the message for living today.

Rehearse and adequately prepare your presentation.

Possible Parables to Present

Jesus calms the storm – Matthew 8:23-27

The Wedding Feast – Matthew 22:2-14

Jesus explains the Parable of the Sower – Matthew 13:18-23, Luke 8:11-15

The Parable of the Rich fool – Luke 12:16-21

Jesus walks on water – Matthew 14:22-33, John 6:15-21

Woman’s faith – Matthew 15:21-28

A fig tree without figs – Luke 13:6-9

Places of honour at the wedding feast – Luke 14:7-14

The Parable of the tenants and the vineyard – Mark 12:1-12

The Lost Coin – Luke 15:8-11

The dishonest Stewart – Luke 16:1-8

The tree and its fruit – Luke 6:43-46, Matthew 7:16-20

Jesus heals a boy with an evil spirit – Luke 9:37-43, Matthew 17:14-18

The Rich man and Lazarus – Luke 16:19-31


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