King & Kingdom - Part 8

King & Kingdom - Part 8
Parables of the Kingdom
The Kingdom Is Like...

The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Matthew 13:44

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it. Matthew 13:45-46

Kingdom Parables

  • A series of seven Kingdom similes—comparisons, reflections, types
    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 second parable reveals the patience of God
    Matthew 13:24-30
    The Wheat and the Tares
    God's windows of truth
    Sowing—Growing—Mowing
    God will have a people of His own possession—a peculiar people—a Holy nation
  • 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 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.

Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him. I Corinthians 2:9

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. Titus 2:11-14

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10

Hidden Treasure

  • Matthew 13:11-12
  • John 5:39-40
  • I Corinthians 2:6-16

Three Keys

  • True wealth is knowing God
  • The Treasure is not obvious
  • Seek and you will find
  • Church of Laodicea
    • Revelation 3:14-22