Ergo, in which books of the Bible do you find the parables of Jesus?
The New Testament of the Holy Bible contains many examples of the parables of Jesus: Parable of the Sower - Matthew 13:3-8.
Though, what are the main themes of Jesus parables? Seven Themes in Christ's Parables—The parables chart
1 Parables about God's Mercy and Grace. ...
2 The Severity of God. ...
3 The Importance of Obedience. ...
4 God Looks on the Heart. ...
5 The Great Value of the Kingdom. ...
6 A Spiritual Kingdom for All Mankind. ...
7 A Kingdom in which the Weak are Strong.
Further, what are the 7 parables?
The chapter contains the following parables, in respective order:
Parable of the Sower.
Parable of the Tares.
Parable of the Mustard Seed.
Parable of the Leaven.
Parable of the Hidden Treasure.
Parable of the Pearl.
Parable of Drawing in the Net.
Parable of Scribe.
Why did Jesus tell parables?
To conceal truth: Jesus explained, “Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. ... Not everyone was intended to understand Christ's message. He skillfully used parables to throw curve balls and confuse those who were not open to truth.
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There are no parables in John. Compare that with about fifteen in Matthew, nine in Mark and over thirty-five in Luke. There are nine metaphors (figures of speech or illustrations) in John used to describe Jesus (i.e. Bread of Life, Living Water, Light of the World, the Door, Good Shepherd, True Vine, etc.)
Although the meaning of a parable is often not explicitly stated, it is not intended to be hidden or secret but to be quite straightforward and obvious. The defining characteristic of the parable is the presence of a subtext suggesting how a person should behave or what he should believe.
The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus This parable sends the message that worldly and earthly possessions are of no benefit in the afterlife. Those who have suffered on Earth will receive their reward in Heaven.
In the New Testament, 55 parables are included in Luke, Mark and Matthew. Jesus used the parables extensively in his three-year teaching ministry. He told the interesting stories about everyday life which caught the attention of many people.
The parable of the sower is an 'allegory' about the Kingdom of God. In other words, it can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, everything in the story represents something else. It is a growth parable. The man represents God and the seed is His message. ...