Nightly Tip: Mark 4, Jesus tells stories…why?


God bless!  I pray that all have peace instilled within their hearts.  I pray that you minister to others and accept God’s gracious gift of grace and not take it for granted.  My prayer also will be that you distribute the grace as you have received it.

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Mark 4:26-34:

“Then Jesus said, “God’s kingdom is like seed thrown on a field by a man who then goes to bed and forgets about it.  The seed sprouts and grows – he has no idea how it happens.  The earth does it all without his help:  first a green stem of grass, then a bud, then the ripened grain.  When the grain is fully formed, he reaps – harvest time!  How can we picture God’s kingdom? What kind of story can we use? It’s like a pine nut.  When it lands on the ground it is quite small as seeds go, yet once it is planted it grows into a huge pine tree with thick branches.  Eagle’s nest in it.”

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“With many stories like these, he presented his message to them, fitting the stories to their experience and maturity. He was never without a story when he spoke.  When he was alone with his disciples, he went over everything, sorting out the tangles, untying the knots.”

Have you ever wondered why the majority of Jesus’ ministry was spent speaking parables, stories, and not bluntly answering questions like Paul, Peter, and others?

Here’s why Jesus was so skilled, aside from the fact He is God’s Son, Jesus understood the hearts of people.  Jesus, being the Son of God, knew the creation of man and understood how to strike the chord with man.  Thus, leading into the reasons why Jesus would use heartfelt stories to relate to man rather than using direct Q & A sessions.  Jesus already knew the questions, and lucky for us, He already knew the answers as well.  Isn’t that sort of scary to think about?  Jesus knows the questions and the answers, before we even have time to ask.  You’re thinking….are you positively sure about this?

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Here’s scripture from Hebrews 2:

17-18″…Then, when he came before God as high priest to get rid of the people’s sins, he would have already experienced it all himself – all the pain, all the testing, – and would be able to help where help was needed.

So not only does Jesus know your Q & A’s before you have them, by God sacrificing His Son, He also knows all there is to know about temptation and how to deal with it appropriately.  So keep in mind that Jesus is your friend, your very best friend, and is there to help you out at all possible times!  Look to Him before man, when dealing with your issues.

Man will give you a bandaid, Jesus will give you stitches and the cure!

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8 thoughts on “Nightly Tip: Mark 4, Jesus tells stories…why?

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