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He Spoke in Parables

“All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to them.” (Mt 13:34)

Jesus spoke to the crowds only in parables. Parables are short stories or illustrations that Jesus drew from nature and life. Jesus most often used parables to describe the kingdom of heaven. In Matthew Chapter 13, Jesus spoke a series of seven parables concerning the development of the kingdom of God from its beginning, advancement, and to the final consummation.

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Breaking Through the Bottleneck

After pursuing God for a period of time, we often seem to reach a bottleneck. We want to draw closer to God, but we still feel stuck after many prayers, as if we cannot break through. Comparatively speaking, we may have attained a higher point in our faith. However, we also perceive that this is nowhere near the end—we know there is a mountain of spiritual maturity awaiting us. What must we do in order to climb this higher mountain and reach a new altitude in our faith? 

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He Is Exalted

Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name. (Philippians 2:9)

Jesus Christ’s life provides the perfect example of humility. Though He was and is an eternal deity, Jesus humbled Himself to become a servant of all, taking the form of man and became obedient to the point of death. Therefore, God has highly exalted Him and given Him the name above all names. This is exactly what God did with Jesus at the completion of His work in accordance to Jesus’ prayer. In His prayer, Jesus asked the Father to restore to Him the glory that He had with the Father from the beginning (John 17:4-5).

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