why did Jesus speak in parables

Why did Jesus Speak in Parables?

You are wondering why did Jesus speak in parables while he was on earth? You are not alone. Initailly, I wondered same until I did a thorough studies of the Bible.

What is a Parable?

A simplified story that involves the use of illustrations to teach a moral or spiritual lessons just as Jesus did in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

Jesus speak in parables for various reasons. Some of these reasons are here below stated for your learning.

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The Reasons Why Jesus Speak in Parables

  1. To reveal the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven to the willing listeners,
  2. Quick to understand by honest hearts who desire the sincere truth,
  3. The easiest way to remember the truth from Heaven,
  4. It's prophesied - Psalm 78 : 2 ,
  5. To hide the truth from hard-hearten and pretenders - Matthew 13 : 13 - 15, etc.

How Many Parables are there?

It varies from 30 to 60 parables, depending on how people see the words spoken by Jesus.

In the Gospels, there are:

  • 23 Parables in Matthew with 11 unique parables,
  • 8 Parables in Mark with 2 unique parables,
  • 24 Parables in Luke with 18 unique parables, and
  • 2 Parables in John with 2 unique parables.

So, whenever you read the Scriptures with an open mind, you will get the understanding easily and be able to remember what you have learnt from it.

The Word of God is meant to give life to them that gladly receive it - John 6 : 63.

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