King & Kingdom - Part 10

King & Kingdom - Part 10
Parables of the Kingdom
The Kingdom Is Like...

Now after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel." Mark 1:14-15

This is God's Good News!

  • Revelation 11:15 "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever."
  • "Resurrection means the worst thing is never the last thing." – Author Frederick Buechner
  • John 11:25-26 "Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?""

King and Kingdom

  • Revelation 19:11-16
  • Acts 1:1-3
  • Matthew 28:18-20
  • Luke 17:20-21
  • Romans 14:17

Kingdom Parables

  • The first parable discloses the heart of man
    • Matthew 13:3-34
    • The Sower and the Seed
      • The willing or unwilling heart to receive the Kingdom as types of soil
      • The Good News is life!
  • The second parable reveals the patience of God
    • Matthew 13:24-30
    • The Wheat and the Tares
      • Sowing—Growing—Mowing
      • God will have a people of His own possession—a peculiar people—a Holy nation
      • The Good News is that this is temporary!
  • The third parable reveals the purpose of God
    • Matthew 13:24-30
    • His eternal Kingdom
      • The Mustard Seed comparison
      • Get ready! God will accomplish this.
      • Daniel 2:44; Isaiah 9:7
      • The Good News is the revelation of the eternal and expanding Kingdom!
  • The fourth parable reveals the resistance and corruption of the Kingdom of God
    • The leaven hid in the three measures of grain
    • Matthew 13:31-32
      • Corruption and decay—destructive and pervasive if not removed
      • The Good News is the clarity of explanation of WHY there is corruption today.
  • The fifth parable reveals the incomparable value of the Kingdom
    • The treasure hid in a field
      • This parable reveals the value God places on you!
      • Matthew 13:44; I Corinthians 2:9
      • The Good News is Jesus' affirmation of your value to God and God's value to us.
  • The sixth parable reveals the incomparable value of the Kingdom from creation
    • The pearl of great value
    • Matthew 13:45-46
      • This parable reveals the incomparable beauty of God's Kingdom
      • True wealth is knowing God
      • The Good News is the pronouncement of beauty, joy and expectation of the Kingdom.
  • The seventh parable discloses the ultimate and final judgment of man
    • Matthew 13:47-50 – The Dragnet
    • This parable reveals the consummation of the judgment of sin that was warned about in Genesis 2:16
      • Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:14-16
      • The Good News is that God will bring all things to a close.