Why Did Jesus Speak in Parables?

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Why did Jesus speak in parables?


Jesus spoke in parables to make the kingdom of God more easily understood by the people. Oftentimes when trying to explain something, using a story to illustrate the point is the most effective way to communicate the information.

Parables were a common method of teaching used by rabbis and prophets in the ancient world (see 2 Sam. 12:1-9). It was a teaching style well known and accepted.

Parables invite the listener into the story. Which character do we identify with and why?

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