King & Kingdom - Part 3

King & Kingdom - Part 3
Parables of the Kingdom

The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen. To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God. Acts 1:1-3

What kind of King?

  • Matthew 11:28-30
    • Meek & Humble
  • Philippians 2:5-11
    • Self-emptying
  • Revelation 1:12-18
    • Glorious

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?” John 11:25-26

What Kind of Kingdom?

Matthew 13
Parables of the Kingdom

Parables

  • Matthew 13:1-17
    • Method
    • Message
    • Motive
    • Mystery
  • “Then He spoke many things to them in parables”
    • To throw alongside of ***
    • Earthly stories with a heavenly meaning.
      • LXX translates masal, which includes:
      • Proverbs
      • Riddles
      • Wise sayings
      • Lessons—indicates a comparison