Jesus Used Parables to Conceal Truth

In church one Sunday I asked people why they thought Jesus spoke in parables. Many of the answers were to be expected: People like stories; stories can more effectively communicate a point; stories cause us to think; stories stick with us; and so on. While I believe that all of these statements carry truth, none…

Parables: The Rush & the Rest Preview

According to Jesus, He spoke in parables so people wouldn’t understand. Apparently, we need “the secret of the kingdom of God” (Mk 4:11) to see the meaning being concealed.