Jesus of Nazareth was a master storyteller, and many of his most well-known teachings were told as parables. But these stories were designed to do much more than simply "teach." Jesus said the parables were designed to both reveal and conceal his message about the arrival of God's Kingdom. In this video, we explore the main themes in Jesus' parables and ask why he used them as the primary vehicle for his message.
Watch the video and then answer the question using the comment box below.
Choose a parable and determine who Jesus was speaking to when He first told it. How does the original audience affect how you interpret the parable?