Kingdom Parables

The kingdom of heaven, which is of infinite value, will grow continuously throughout the world alongside the wicked and the false until God sorts everything out at the end of the age. In part 14 of The King’s Second Year of Earthly Ministry, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Matthew 13:24-52 and Mark 4:26-34.

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Study Notes

Context for Our Text

Understanding the Text

–           The Growing Seed

–           The Wheat and the Tares

–           The Mustard Seed

–           The Leaven

–           Many Such Parables

–           The Explanation of the Wheat and the Tares

–           The Hidden Treasure

–           The Pearl of Great Price

–           The Dragnet

–           New and Old Things

Truths From These Parables

God causes the growth of the kingdom.

The kingdom will grow alongside the wicked and the false.

God will judge the wicked and the false and reward His saints.

The kingdom will start small, but grow massively large.

The kingdom will spread all throughout the world.

The kingdom is of infinitely greater value than anything else in this world.

Applying the Text

–           Rejoice confidently in the final triumph of the kingdom.

–           Practice discernment, but leave final judgment to God.

–           Value the kingdom more highly than anything else in life.