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Jesus Teaches in Parables

Matthew 13 contains 7 parables. This post will not be an exhaustive study of any of them. Rather, I will look briefly at the parables in this chapter with some suggestive thoughts – as the parables themselves are narratives rather than systematic theology.

What Is A Parable

Many have said a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. That is true of the parables in the Bible, though it is not the entire truth. The word parable has a similar root to the word parallel. There are parallels between the elements of a parable and a spiritual lesson Jesus wants us to learn.

Yet, the lessons are not always obvious to the casual listener. When His disciples asked why He taught in parables, Continue reading

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