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Bible for Busy People
January 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Getting into the Parables
Rev. Stephen Milton leads a two part series that will help us learn to decipher and understand Jesus’ parables.
Part 1 is offered either January 12th at 7 pm or January 15th at 10 am, so you can join in whatever session works for you.
A parable (pronounced PAIR uh bul) is a comparison of two things, often done through a story that has two meanings. Another name for a parable is an allegory.
Jesus Christ did much of his teaching in parables. Telling tales of familiar characters and activities was a favorite way for ancient rabbis to hold an audience’s attention while illustrating an important moral point.
Parables appear in both the Old and New Testement but are more easily recognizable in the ministry of Jesus. After many rejected him as Messiah, Jesus turned to parables, explaining to his disciples in Matthew 13:10-17 that those who sought God would grasp the deeper meaning, while the truth would be hidden from unbelievers. Jesus used earthly stories to teach heavenly truths, but only those who sought the truth were able to understand them.