When delving into the parables of Christ, Morgan realized that a discussion of the parabolic method is vital. In The Parables of the Kingdom, he begins with just that. Continuing with a discussion of the parables in the gospel of Matthew, he covers eight parables and their meaning in our lives today.
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“The purpose of the parable is that of revelation by illustration, and the method is always intended to aid and never to hinder understanding.” (Page 17)
“The second thing in this parable which we have met with before, is the man. In each case he has been the King Himself—the sower of the seed in the first parable, the man who sowed the good seed in the second, and again, the man sowing the mustard seed. The man, then, in this parable who finds the treasure and then hides it, is the Son of Man Himself.” (Pages 134–135)
“The seven parables related in this chapter cannot be regarded as a collection made by the evangelist, as related to one subject, the Kingdom of Heaven and its development; they are clearly indicated by verse 53 to have been all spoken on one and the same occasion,* and form indeed a complete and glorious whole in their inner and deeper sense.” (Page 10)
“Let us first inquire into the meaning of the word parable. Literally, it is a throwing or placing of things side by side, with the suggestion of comparison. Something is placed by the side of something else, with the intention of explaining the one by the other.” (Pages 13–14)
“We must watch for similarity of principle and disparity of detail.” (Page 17)