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The Radical Nature Of The Parables

I have referred to the power that lies in the parables. They are like dynamite that can blow up at any time. We do well to tread lightly around these powerful stories that attack our complacency. Sometimes when I say things like that, preachers chalk this up to simple hyperbole. They see the parables simply as a story that illustrates various aspects of truth, like many other stories.

Bible Study – Power of the Word

What was the way in which God brought the heavens into existence? – Psalms 33:6-9.

What is it that Christ uses to uphold all things? – Hebrews 1:3.

Of what great truth are some willingly ignorant? – 2 Peter 3:5,6.

By what are the present heavens and earth reserved for a similar fate? – 2 Peter 3:7.

What other passage of Scripture also reveals that creative power is exercised through the word of God? – Psalms 148:5.

What change is wrought out in the life of one who is in Christ? – 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Jesus described this same experience in what other passage? – John 3:3.

By what agency is this new creation or new birth accomplished? – 1 Peter 1:23.

What is the first creative commandment that is mentioned in the Bible? – Genesis 1:3.

Did God also command another light to shine out of darkness? – 2 Corinthians 4:6.

What was it about Christ’s teaching that astonished people? – Luke 4:32.

What important fact testified to the power of Christ’s word? – Luke 4:36.

In ancient times, how did God bring healing to His people? – Psalm 107:20.

In what way did the Roman centurion reveal his strong faith in Christ? – Matthew 8:8.

What did Christ say is the seed of the kingdom of God? – Luke 8:11.

Where does God want Christ’s word to dwell? – Colossians 3:16.

Could those who believed not on Jesus Christ receive this important seed? – John 5:38.

How does the Word of God work in the life of the believer? – 1 Thessalonians 2:13.

What new nature is imparted to us through the promises of God? – 2 Peter 1:4.

What is it that can cleanse the lives of believers in Christ? – John 15:3.

How can a young man cleanse his ways? – Psalm 119:9.

What is the result of accepting the Word of God into the heart and life? – Psalm 119:11.