Why Jesus Taught in Parables

2016-10-26T10:14:27+00:00 Feb 06, 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.