Parables are little stories with kingdom ideas. Mark 4:30 (GNT) “What shall we say the Kingdom of God is like?” asked Jesus. “What parable shall we use to explain it?”

The Parable of the Lost Son

December 29, 2019

Fables teach us work hard, to work for what we want, and that our hard work will be rewarded. Or they teach us to keep working until the end, or not to lie.

Parables, though, are stories Jesus told to help us understand what the kingdom of Heaven is about. In the Parable of the Lost Son, Jesus taught the Pharisees and other religious leaders that God’s forgiveness was freely given because of how generous God the Father is, not because we earn his love by how good we are.

The Kingdom is Treasure: The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Merchant

July 28, 2013

Pastor Jonathan continued our Parables sermon series by looking at the Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Merchant in Matthew 13:44-46. Do you ever feel like God is hidden from you? Or in the busyness of life, are the things of God the first things to get pushed off your list? These little parables from Jesus have great meaning for us as citizens of the Kingdom of God.