Components: Problem to be solved
villain to conceal truth
Problem of the Bible: man and his sin
consequences: in the present- void and emptiness in our lives
in the future: death and separation from God.
The answer was there all the time. (Romans 1:1-4)
Why a mystery? It is a matter of timing. (I Timothy 2:5-6; Galatians 4:4)
God doesn't just want people to understand the plan.
He wants people to love Him and want to know Him.
The Pharisees had all the clues. They refused to believe.
It was at this point that Jesus started to speak in parables.
The mystery was revealed, but only to those who had ears to hear.
“The sign and the Word have already been spoken, now it's by faith that you must look and you must listen.”