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Title: Parables Overview

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What Are Parables?
  • From the Greek word parabolee, which means to
    throw beside or put near, thus to compare.
  • Definition A comparison or similitude, in which
    one thing is compared with another especially
    spiritual things with natural, by which means
    these spiritual things are better understood, and
    make a deeper impression on the attentive mind.
    American Heritage Dictionary
  • A parable is not a fable.

Why Speak In Parables?
  • Matthew 1310-17
  • Dullness of peoples hearts true disciples
    would see while others would not see.
  • Fulfillment of prophecy Matt. 1334-35 (cf.
    Psalm 781-8)
  • Effectiveness can easily relate to stories
    memorable an agricultural people could
    understand stories of fields and animals.

The Seven Kingdom Parables of Matthew 13
  • Sower Power of Truth
  • Tares Battle of good evil
  • Leaven God gives the increase
  • Mustard seed Small start
  • Hidden Treasure Value
  • Pearl of Great Price Worth
  • Dragnet No evil can enter

The Parables of Jesus
  • Nothing like them in literature
  • Inexhaustible in their teaching
  • Simple enough for a child
  • Profound enough for scholars

Will You Become A Christian?
Hear The Gospel (Rom. 1017) Believe That Jesus
is the Son of God (John 824) Repent of Your
Sins (Acts 1730) Confess That Jesus is the Son
of God (Acts 837) Be Baptized for the
Forgiveness of Sins (Acts 238) Live Faithfully
Until You Die (Rev. 210)