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How did Jesus teach?
December 23, 2013 10:29PM
Among the ordinary people of Israel Jesus taught mainly by using parables. Parables are stories with subjects with which the people were familiar, but had a special message and moral.
As one simple example, he talks of God like a good shepherd who owned 100 sheep, but who had lost one of those sheep. He left his 99 sheep, and looked for the other until he found it, and then rejoiced because he had found his lost sheep.
The people of Israel knew well what a shepherd did, and how a good shepherd would look after all his sheep. Therefore, they understood better how God loves everyone and rejoices all the more if someone who rejects God turns back to him in faith.