FACT CHECK: The Real Reason Jesus Preached in Parables

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andy stanleyJesus captured the interest of large crowds with techniques that you and I use. First, he told stories to make a point. Jesus was a master storyteller. He would say, “Hey, did you hear the one about…” and then tell a parable in order to teach a truth. In fact, the Bible shows that storytelling was Jesus’ favorite technique when speaking to the crowd. “Jesus spoke all these things to the crowds in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable” (Matt. 13:34). Somehow, preachers forget that the Bible is essentially a book of stories. That is how God has chosen to communicate his Word to human beings.Continue reading

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