Parables

Why did Jesus speak in parables? The answer, according to Jesus Himself, might surprise you. Before we get to that, we play some CatchPhrase Decades edition! Make sure to further join our online church community by logging onto our Discord server to chat about today’s episode! Here’s the link to get in: https://discord.com/invite/Tdsfqrk

The Secret of the Kingdom of God

While we can understand parables logically to some extent, Jesus told us that we actually need the “Secret of the Kingdom of God” to fully understand (Mark 4:11). That’s a very intriguing phrase right there and it leaves us wondering what Jesus is talking about. To find the answer, we need to first understand how…

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…

Kingdom Scribes

In today’s podcast message, after telling parable after parable, Jesus concludes with a short parabolic-like statement about a new kind of scribe that is informed by the Kingdom of Heaven. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play.

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.