The kingdom of heaven is like…a king, part 2

This time, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepares a feast and invites people via his slaves.  They brush off the invitation so the king sent different slaves, but the invitees either had better things to do and/or killed […]

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The kingdom of heaven is like…a king, part 1

Matthew 13 isn’t the only place where parables about the kingdom of heaven can be found.  Jesus tells another one in Matthew 18:23-35 about a king, a forgiven servant and an unforgiven servant.  You’ve probably heard this one: the king orders a […]

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The kingdom of heaven is like….a net

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad.  So it […]

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The kingdom of heaven is like…a merchant

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it” (Matthew 13:45-46).   The word Jesus begins this parable with – again […]

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The kingdom of heaven is like…buried treasure

Without so much as taking a breath after His explanation of the parable of the weeds, Jesus launches rapid-fire-style into three more parables.  The three parables in Matthew 13:44-50 are literally part of the same quotation as the explanation of the parable of […]

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The kingdom of heaven is like wheat among weeds…explained

  So we’ve seen that the kingdom of heaven is like a seed sower in a wheat field.  Before Jesus explains this, He tells two more parables – that of the mustard seed and that of the yeast.  This should give us a […]

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The Kingdom of heaven is like a parable

  Jesus has already explained once why He is using parables to teach in Mathew chapter 13.  After telling His first parable, His disciples ask him why He’s using them and He answers, as we’ve seen.  After He explains His use of […]

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The Kingdom of heaven is like…yeast

“He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened” (Matthew 13:33).  With this parable, Jesus switches the running theme of farming, reaping […]

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