August 26, 2018 Evening Service
Delivered By
Dr Tom Hover
Delivered On
August 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Central Passage
Matthew 13:10-11
The Powerful and Mysterious Message of the Precious Pearl

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The Powerful and Mysterious Message of the  Precious Pearl

Matthew 13:10‑11And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

One entire Old Testament book, Proverbs, is titled by the Hebrew word mashal, translated as "parable" in other places. Mashal means "to be like."

In the New Testament, two Greek words are translated as "parable." The most commonly used is parabole, defined by Lockyer as "likeness" or "resemblance" (p. 12). It suggests nearness or being beside to compare for likeness or difference; similitude, or the placing of one thing beside another.

The other Greek word is paroimia, meaning "a dark saying, a presentation deviating from the usual way of speaking." Interestingly, the apostle John uses this word more frequently than Matthew, Mark or Luke and never uses parabole even once.

Parable is an Earthly story with a Heavenly Meaning!


Matthew 13:45-46

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

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