The Kingdom of Heaven is like… – Part 3

The second parable given is the Parable of the Mustard Seed. This parable is smaller and easier to manage than the previous parable because it has fewer elements involved. He presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; and[Continue Reading…]

The Kingdom of Heaven is like… – Part 2

The first parable given is the Parable of the Tares (or the Parable of the Tares among the Wheat). This parable should be discussed first because it is the only “Kingdom of Heaven” (KoH) parable in Matthew that Jesus explains. This explanation can be used to understand the other KoH parables. Parable of the Tares(Matt.[Continue Reading…]

The Kingdom of Heaven is like… – Part 1

These are all the scriptures with the words “kingdom of heaven” found in Matthew. This is just the first part of this blog entry. I am studying these passages right now and hope to write something up about what is the “kingdom of heaven.” Parable of the Tares among the Wheat:Jesus presented another parable to[Continue Reading…]

Mustard Seeds… a better solution

Yesterday in my Youth Ministry class the professor started the class with a reading from Scripture. He read from Mark 4:30-32 the parable of the Mustard Seed. Many Christians know that many non-believers see the mustard seed is seen as a problem. Why? Well because in Matthew 13:32, Jesus said the mustard seed “is smaller[Continue Reading…]