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Jesus’ Parables of God’s Realm

Chapter 4 presents a more extended example of Jesus’ teaching—teaching in parables, colourful little stories that suggest a comparison to think about, to puzzle over. The dominant comparison is of the realm of God and the life of seeds. Although the images in parables are taken from daily life, they are frequently stretched—made into hyperboles—in order to encourage the audience to stretch its imagination toward a deeper understanding of something too important to be reduced to ordinary words…

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