John and Parables


Of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, which is the most go to gospel? The consensus is John. It’s the one leaders tell new believers to begin reading from. It’s the one editor’s choice for their evangelism bibles. John is pretty much the gospel of gospels.

Now, a question about Jesus. In what way did Jesus teach? Most people know this one too. If you don’t, you can google it. Or, I’ll just tell you here. Jesus spoke in parables. Parables are like fables. They’re kind of like short allegorical stories. If you go through the gospels, you’ll see lots and lots of ‘em.

The reason I bring these two things up, gospel and parables, is because, well, in the gospel of John, there are no parables. Instead, Jesus speaks in long, almost philosophical, discourses mostly about how he’s divine. And so I wonder, why does John do this? Why does he make Jesus talk differently than the other writers?

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