Why did Jesus speak in Parables

Matthew 13:10-14 

 10And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

 11He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

 12For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

 13Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

 14And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:


Google defines a parable as:

a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels.


synonyms: allegory, moral story/tale, fable, exemplum


Jesus, being the master teacher that He is, taught in a way that people would remember.  He would often be peaking with uneducated farmers and other laborers and would use illustrations that the average "working Joe" could easily realate to.

Jesus would often be teaching some very unpolitically correct things thus there would be a certain need for secrecy.  Jesus said in Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you."  That is exactly what this lesson series will do.  This will be a methodical break down of each of the parables that Jesus spoke.


Simply click on each title below for the study and may God bless as you search out His willfor your life.


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