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January 23, 2022

Illustrated Bible Life

The Purpose of Parables

"[Jesus] did not say anything to [the crowds] without using a parable" (Mark 4:34). Jesus taught in parables, using everyday life and objects (families, farming, trees, etc.), to speak about God's kingdom. Why was this Jesus' primary teaching method? What were the purposes of Jesus' parables? To answer these questions, let's look closely at the parable of the sower and its interpretation in this week's article, "The Purpose of Parables."

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