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Discipling Through Metaphor
— by Noey Noey

Metaphor? It is not a town or a person. I'll not strain your memory about high school English. You use a metaphor when you want to teach that one thing is similar or the same as something else. What are we talking about here? Parables. Stories. Jesus was a story teller, and His stories were intended to teach us truths about God and about life. In a book I recently read about the brain, it asserted that our brains are lazy. If we already have figured out one thing, when something similar, but more complex comes along, we are likely to consider them the same and use the same solution. No need to struggle with the complexity in the new problem. Would God appeal to lazy brains? Let's plunge into our study of the Bible and see what we can learn about why Jesus told stories!