So why did Christ start teaching in Parables? He had not done so for the first part of his ministry ... so why did He start? That is what the disciples wanted to know and so they asked Him, “Why do you teach in parables?” His answer was ... “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.” So …
- Who were the ‘you’?
- And who were the ‘them’?
And how do parables reveal the secrets to the ‘you’ but conceal the meaning from the ‘them’?
(This is book has six chapters, each commencing with a series of questions which are ideal for personal meditation or group discussion. Suggested answers to those questions are then given.)