Matthew 13:45-46 Parable of the Pearl

Matt 13:45-46 The Parable of the Pearl CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO This parable of the pearl concerns the church. The merchantman is Jesus. A merchant is one who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries. Often, references to merchants and merchandise in the Bible are negative references [Is 23:11;...

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Matthew 13:44 Parable of the Treasure

Matt 13:44 Parable of the Treasure CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Here we have a parable concerning Israel in the kingdom of heaven. Israel is like a treasure hid in a field. As in the other parables, the way to understand this parable is by cross referencing all of the types and...

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Matthew 13:33-35 Parable of the Leaven

Matt 13:33-35 Parable of the Leaven CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO This parable of the leaven, like the parable of the mustard seed, is also applied to the kingdom of God (Lk 13:20-21) and is commonly mistaken as a parable about the spreading of the gospel through out the world. After analyzing...

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Matthew 13:24-51 Parable of the Tares

Matt 13:24-51 Parable of the Tares of the Field CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO This is the second parable of the kingdom of heaven. This parable of the tares concerns the difference between the children of the kingdom and the children of the wicked one (13:38). Like the first parable, Jesus interpreted this...

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Matthew 13:3-9 Parable of the Sower

As we saw last week, Jesus used parables to teach the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven so that the Jews that rejected him wouldn’t be able to understand him. The disciples could understand him because they believed him. The parables he used were about commonplace things that illustrated the...

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