The word “parable” means to place ____________ or to place __________________.
A parable is a comparative story or word-picture, which uses an image or story to illustrate and teach a spiritual __________ or a moral _____________.
A parable has a double meaning. There is a ____________ meaning that is apparent to anyone, and a ______________ deeper meaning that is apparent to those who have been given spiritual insight and are seeking truth.
The Purpose of a Parable:
Jesus used parables to _____________ truth from those who were curious but disinterested.
Jesus used parables to ____________ truth to those who were seeking it.
What are you hoping to learn from this sermon series?