Word for the Day – The Room…A Modern Parable – Mark 4:1-2a



Mark 4:1-2a
Mark 4:1 “And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land. {2} And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,”

A. Parables were Jesus’ primary vehicle for teaching truth; concealed truth and doctrinal truth.
Mark 4:11 “And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:”
1. The term “parable” (parabole, Gk.) literally means “to throw beside” and is in essence a comparison.
2. The parable “throws” a particular situation “beside” a spiritual truth and compares them.
3. Parables were designed to stimulate thought and cause the hearer to ponder and reflect on the truth being taught.
4. Though they are stories about everyday things, they were intended to pierce to the very heart of spiritual truths being taught by Jesus.
B. As already stated, parables were intended both to reveal and to conceal.
1. The intended meaning of some parables was unmistakable, such as the Parable Of The Vineyard in Mark. 12:12, while others needed explanation, such as those found in Matt. chapter 13.
2. There is a Modern Parable I will be sharing with you in these message that will need no explan-ation because its message is unmistakably clear. For background information. – See Pg. 4



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