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2019-08-25

The purpose for parables

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Introduction –

  • Why did Jesus speak in parables?ܩܵܡܘܼܕܝܼ ܝܼܫܘܿܥ ܗܘܼܡܙܸܡܠܹܐ ܒܡܵܣܵܠܹ̈ܐ؛
  • When did he start teaching in parables?ܐܝܼܡܲܢ ܝܼܫܘܿܥ ܫܘܼܪܹܠܹܐ ܡܲܦܠܘܼܚܹܐ ܡܵܣܵܠܹ̈ܐ؛
    • Matthew 13:1-3ܡܬܝ ܝܓ:1 – 3 
    • Isaiah 58:13ܐܫܥܝܐ ܢܚ:13 
    • Matthew 12:1-2, 8, 11-14, 22, 37ܡܬܝ ܝܒ:1 – 2، 8، 11 – 14، 22، 37
    • Mark 4:33-34ܡܪܩܘܣ ܕ:33 – 34 
  • Why Parables?
    • Matthew 13:10-13ܡܬܝ ܝܓ:10 – 13 

Why did Jesus change to teaching in parables?

1) Parables were Judgmentܕܝܼܘܲܢ

  • They were designed to hide the truth.  ܟܵܣܝܼ ܣܲܪܲܣܬܘܼܬܵܐ
    • Isaiah 6:1-13ܐܫܥܝܐ ܘ:1 – 13 
  • This is exactly what Jesus is saying, “I am now speaking in terms that they cannot understand.” This is a judgmentܠܝܼܕܲܥܝܵܐ ܣܸܖܹ̈ܐ ܕܡܲܠܟܘܼܬܵܐ ܕܫܡܲܝܵܐ.
    • Matthew 13:11ܡܬܝ ܝܓ:11 
    • Matthew 13:19-23ܡܬܝ ܝܓ:19 – 23 

2) Parables were also Mercyܪܚܲܡܬܵܐ 

  • There’s a mercy element in this judgment
    • Luke 12:48ܠܘܩܐ ܝܒ:48 

If I keep giving truth to these people who reject it, it only increases their judgment.

3) How do we understand the parables?

  • All parables relate to the gospel and salvation.
    • There is no parenting parables (Luke 15 – Prodigal Son)ܒܪܘܼܢܵܐ ܐܵܣܘܼܛܵܐ
    • There is no social justice parables (Luke 10 – Good Samaritan)ܫܵܡܪܵܝܵܐ ܛܵܒܼܵܐ
    • Matthew 13:34-35ܡܬܝ ܝܓ:34 – 35 
    • Psalm 78.ܡܙܡܘܖ̈ܐ ܥܚ
    • I Corinthians 2:7-10ܐ. ܩܘܖ̈ܢܬܝܐ ܒ:7 – 10 

Conclusion: Luke 10:23ܠܘܩܐ ܝ:23