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Why Jesus Taught in Parables

Saturday, February 6, 2016


Guest: Dr. John MacArthur, pastor and author, Parables: The Mysteries of God’s Kingdom

“Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.” —Jesus (Matthew 13:13)

The dictionary defines a parable as a “simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson.”  Scripture records around 40 parables that Jesus told during His ministry.  Some are well-known and well-developed, such as the parables of the prodigal son and the good Samaritan, while others are only a sentence or so long.

Dr. John MacArthur, pastor, president of The Master’s College and Seminary and author of the new book, Parables: The Mysteries of God’s Kingdom, joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to talk about the parables of Jesus.

Why did Jesus teach in parables—to make truth easier to understand or to actually hide truth from those who rejected Him?  How is the parable of the sower, seed, and soils in Matthew 13 key to understanding many other parables?  Since Jesus taught in parables, should pastors today use more story-telling and less verse-by-verse exposition of Scripture?

Join us this weekend as Dr. MacArthur gives fresh insight on Jesus’ parables … and also shares some thoughts on what Christians should keep in mind regarding the presidential campaign.

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The Christian Worldview Minute is a one-minute radio feature hosted by David Wheaton that airs Monday through Sunday on 250 radio stations across America.

TCW Minute: The 2016 Race for President (Feb. 1-7, 2016)

Monday, February 1, 2016


Keeping a biblical perspective on the presidential race.  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

Politics can be stranger than fiction, and the current presidential race has candidates and storylines that are particularly compelling.  Every Christian should vote, discerning which candidate would bring a biblical worldview to government, especially with regard to God’s core institutions of life and marriage.

But we need to keep the priority of the spiritual over the political.  A new president will not change the hearts of our people who have largely rejected God and His Word.  This country will change only when unbelievers put faith in Christ, when Christians live holy lives, raise godly children, impact those around us, and churches preach the full counsel of God.

Hear more about the presidential campaign at TheChristianWorldview.org.

This weekend, pastor John MacArthur joins us to discuss the parables of Jesus.


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