Jesus told stories that would stay with you. They might even make you want to change the way you lived - and that was the point. Jesus came to teach everyone that the kingdom of God is near and that it is coming into our world, into our lives, into our heads and hearts. With insights and additional background from John Timmer in his book The Kingdom Equation, this study aims to help anyone who has questions about Jesus and what his parables say to us today. 6 Lessons.