The Kingdom Parables

This series reviews the parables that define the central theme of Jesus' preaching ministry: seeking and finding the Kingdom of heaven.

Introduction to The Kingdom Parables
In this first lesson, Mike will briefly review the history of thought concerning the King and the Kingdom, from the Old Testament prophets to New Testament times.
Types of Parables on the Kingdom
Once people heard Jesus' teachings many turned away from Him because He was not describing the "kingdom" that they had hoped would come.
Parable of the Wedding Feast
In this parable, Jesus tells the story itself and then the true meaning of the story as it relates to the kingdom.
Parable of the Bridesmaids and Talents
The parable of the Bridesmaids or Foolish Virgins and the one that follows it, the parable of the Talents are both looking forward to the time when the kingdom on earth will be examined and purged.
Parables of: Hidden Treasure, Pearl and Debt
Parables are lessons that use physical things and situations in the material world to explain or mirror principles and situations that exist in the spiritual or unseen world. These three parables are excellent examples of this teaching method.
Parable of the Sower and the Seed
This lesson begins the final series of parables on the kingdom - the five parables that use agriculture as a base for their stories.
Parable of the Wheat and Tares
By using parables, Jesus was able to teach large crowds but keep the true meaning of His lessons only for those who believed in Him.
Parables of: Seed, Mustard Seed and Workers
This parable likens the mustard seed and plant to God's word and the church that grows from it.