The parables are designed to reveal the mysteries of the kingdom to insiders.
I. How the disciples come to realize who Jesus is and develop trust in him. (Matt 13, Mark 4-8, Luke 8:4-9:17)
A. Parable of the sower
B. The parables of the lamp and the measure
C. Parable of the wheat and the darnelle
D. Danger with the metaphor of war
E. Parable of the mustard seed
F. Series of miracles