Jesus had a secret to share and that secret was the coming of the Kingdom & it’s purpose & design. He chose to reveal that secret through parables which are stories told for the purpose of illustrating a main truth.
The parables Jesus told can be found in his various gospels. Some parables are short, some are lengthy, but each one brings a main truth about the Kingdom of God to the surface. When Jesus told parables he would say “He who has ears to hear, let him hear…”
In this book, John MacArthur helps readers understand the parables. He provides this understanding through full detail of historical context and the background of where the parable was told & why it was told. Because of the details, readers will not lack understanding of the mysterious stories.
But the greatest attribute to the text is the heart & tone MacArthur uses. This book is written to believers and it is written with a pastor’s perspective. Therefore, MacArthur wrote with YOU in mind & these parables read as though the story is for you to know the secret! There is a great feeling to know someone has vital information to share with you & you become the keeper of that information. Feel privileged and humbled to know that this author took the time to write with care & precision so you would feel the weight of the parables & the truths of the Kingdom.
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