Jesus’ New Teaching Style — After Israel’s rejection, Jesus starts teaching in parables.
Reading 1: Matthew 13
Reading 2: Isaiah 6:8-10
Reading 3: Psalm 78:1-4
After the conflicts yesterday, we see Jesus change His style of teaching. The religious leaders and authorities have rejected His Messiahship when presented with it clearly, now He teaches in parables to confuse those who are wise in their own minds while feeding those whose straightforward faith allows them to see the Story behind the story.
Parables are stories with a clear teaching point. The key to understanding parables is to look for the main point the story is making. It is often a mistake to try to apply a parable more widely than the main point of the story.
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