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This Parable Made The Pharisees Want To Murder Jesus

Gee, maybe He hit a nerve?

Plain-spoken instruction may have the benefit of clarity, but stories can really pack a punch.

Not only are they memorable, they are a powerful delivery system for conveying important truth. So long you understand how all the pieces fit together in the story, the idea it conveys will be locked in and remembered for much longer.

But the parables of Jesus are more than that — they are low-hanging fruit for the ones who ‘get’ what Jesus’ kingdom is all about. But for outsiders looking in, they tend to sound like cryptic mysteries.

But ONE parable was so clear that the people Jesus was roasting with it couldn’t POSSIBLY miss the clues he was dropping.

He was picking a fight.

Oh, that doesn’t sound like the sweetness and light you expect from 8lb 7oz baby Jesus? Maybe there’s more depth to Christ’s story than the cotton candy version we saw in Sunday school.

Lionhearted: Making Young Christian Males Rowdy Biblical Men

Dear young Christian male, this book you’re about to read is meant to challenge you to your very core. Its intent is not to make you feel warm and fuzzy. Some of the chapters will upset you greatly, especially if you’re a dandy who was raised with kid gloves by a helicopter mommy.

That said, in addition to the holy introspection contained herein, this book will also shoot adrenaline into your soul. It’ll push you to be a Godly risk taker and earth shaker. A veritable Rebel With A Cause just like the Captain of Our Salvation, the Lord Jesus Christ.

If you want a feel-good book that tickles your ears and morphs you into a little Christian popinjay, this tome ain’t for you. You should put this book down and walk away from it immediately. However, if, young man, if … your motto is to give God your utmost for His highest, and you wanna live a life worthy of Christ’s death, then this book will be grist for your mill.

Get your copy of Lionhearted: Making Young Christian Males Rowdy Biblical Men TODAY!

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is Pastor of Liberty Fellowship in Wimberley, TX, and is the founder of (290M+ page views). Giles is also the author of the NEW book, The Wildman Devotional: A 50 Day Devotional For Men. Follow Doug on Instagram and Truth Social at @thegilesway and on Twitter @TheArtOfDoug.

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