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Stories Communicating Truth

Jesus Teaching the CrowdsAfter a teacher's own preparation in prayer, the first thing he or she should do is to consider the process by which truth is to be communicated from the adult teacher to the child learner. A very useful guide to this is to look at some of the actual ways that Jesus taught. The New Testament is full of Jesus parable teaching as he told stories to a crowd or addressed his disciples. Even while conversing with an individual he took a cup of water and explained spiritual truths from his stories and parables in his teaching. As we look closer however, we discover that there are many different ways of communicating truth that were used. Here are just a few of them.

The Sower Parable

Parable of the SowerThere are almost forty parables recorded in the Gospels, two thirds of them being found in the Gospel of Luke, only nine in Mark and not a single one in Saint John's Gospel! Jesus obviously loved to use earthly stories with a spiritual meaning, which is exactly what a parable is. Parables may be defined as "earthly sayings with heavenly meanings." One of the better known parables is the story of the sower, which is also one of only a few found in all three of the so called Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.

"Jesus Parable Teaching"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2018

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