why Jesus told stories

And Jesus Said, “Once Upon a Time…”

by Melannie Svoboda SND on December 14, 2015

When Jesus taught, he didn’t speak in outlines. He didn’t say, “There are four kinds of humility.” Or, “Prayer has three parts.” Or, “Here are ten keys to success.” No, he taught by saying, “Once upon a time.” He said, “Once upon a time there was a man who had two sons…” And “Once upon […]

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