Theme Scripture: Matthew 13:10 Jesus’ disciples came and said to him, “Why do you use parables when you speak to the crowds?”
Connecting the dots…a sort of shorthand phrase for making sense out of things that don’t seem to make sense on the surface or at first glance. Jesus was a master at connecting the dots and he did it best as he taught with “parables”. The word for parable in Greek and Hebrew meant a variety of ways of speaking that used images to get hearers thinking.
Scholar N. T. Wright said, “Jesus didn’t tell parables to provide friendly little illustrations of abstract theology. He told parables because what he was doing was so different, so explosive, and so dangerous, that the only way he could talk about it was to use stories.”
Join us for our new series: Connecting the Dots, as we explore the radical nature of Jesus’ stories and how they morphed from stories Jesus told to stories Jesus experienced, taking disciples of all generations on the journey with him.