Kingdom Parables

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on June 14, 2015
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Notes:

Matthew 13:11-15 – Jesus did not court the multitudes. If they were not willing to repent and conform, he was not willing to give them the treasures of God’s Word (Matthew 7:6).

The word “parable” literally means a placing of one thing by the side of another, a comparison. Jesus places things commonly understood alongside a spiritual principle.

Matthew 13:5-8, 18-23
– This parable is about how people respond when hearing the word of the Kingdom.

Matthew 13:24-30, 37-43
– His central point of attention was the age to come. Jesus’ teaching forced people to focus on the coming Kingdom and to conduct their lives accordingly.

Matthew 13:31-32
– Today, the Kingdom of Heaven has little influence on people and the world, but a day is coming when it will influence everyone and everything.

Matthew 13:33
– When Christ returns, the Kingdom of Heaven will also spread through and transform all.

Matthew 13:44
– The Kingdom of Heaven is worth everything.

Matthew 13:45-46
– Our relationship with God is to be central and the priority over everything else.

Matthew 13:47-50
– Jesus did not beat around the bush. He was powerfully direct with intense weightiness when he set before us the event that will happen in the end.

Matthew 25:1-13
– Live as if the Kingdom is coming today.

Matthew 25:14-30
– Steward correctly what God has blessed you with, or you will lose it.

Matthew 25:31-46
– Live lovingly now, and receive the reward in the Kingdom.



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