: a usually short fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle.
: also : something (such as a news story or a series of real events) likened to a parable in providing an instructive example or lesson.
Jesus came to earth with a message. His message was broadcast in many ways – conversations with his friends, sermons to the crowds, and miracles healing the hurting. Jesus also proclaimed his message through stories – tales with hidden meanings and deeper application to life. Jesus’ parables tell us so much about who he is and life in his kingdom. When we hear Jesus’ stories, we are forever changed. Our lives are given purpose, meaning and a mission. Changed lives become a BROADCAST about him to the world.