Jesus knows the language of our hearts and the limits of our minds. He knows our desires, fears, and what we truly need. He also knew how to take God’s eternal kingdom principles and share them in ways that brought those truths into our earthly realm. He did this by weaving stories that taught a lesson, or parables, into his ministry. The ability of allegorical tales to reach into hearts and the imagination made parables a favorite method of communication for Jesus, but Scripture shows that he had other reasons to speak in parables as well. Here are some of the reasons Jesus spoke in parables.
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