Why did Jesus speak in parables in the Gospel of Matthew in chapter 12 and 13? Briefly explain the purpose of the parables of chapter 13.
1. Why did Jesus speak in parables in the Gospel of Matthew in Chapter 12 and 13? Briefly explain the purpose of the parables of Chapter 13.
Make-up of the Kingdom
In chapter 12 of Matthew, we see the Pharisees and other religious leaders beginning to oppose Jesus. First, because his disciples and he "broke the Sabbath." Then because he was able to cast out demons they stated he must therefore be from Satan himself. Jesus condemns the religious leaders, calling them "a brood of vipers" (12:34), and "an evil and adulterous generation," (13:39) which won't believe even with the son of Man right there in front of them. From this transition on, we see Jesus no longer teaching plainly about the kingdom, but only to his disciples through the ...
This solution explains Jesus' parables in the Gospel of Matthew (Ch 12 and 13) in terms of meaning and purpose.