The parables used by Jesus and their significance
-A parable is an earthly story but with a spiritual hidden meaning.-A parable can have one or several meanings. In most teachings, Jesus started from what his listeners knew to what was unknown to them. -Some parables were straight forward and needed no further explanation. Others however had deeper meanings and the disciples asked Jesus to explain their meanings so that they can understand what Jesus was teaching them.-The disciples found the parables interesting and caught their attention.