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

Introduction to The Kingdom Parables

47:58    Prime

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

Types of Parables on the Kingdom

36:22    Prime

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

Parable of the Wedding Feast

33:14    Prime

In this parable, Jesus tells the story itself and then the true meaning of the story as it relates to the kingdom. (Matthew 22:2-14)

Parable of The Bridesmaids and Talents

Parable of The Bridesmaids and Talents

39:22    Prime

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 of: Hidden Treasure, Pearl and Debt

37:23    Prime

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

Parable of the Sower and the Seed

46:33    Prime

This lesson begins the final series of parables on the kingdom - the five parables that use agriculture as a base for their stories. (Matthew 13:1-23)

Parable of the Wheat and Tares

Parable of the Wheat and Tares

36:10    Prime

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

Parables of: Seed, Mustard Seed and Workers

38:16    Prime

This parable likens the mustard seed and plant to God's word and the church that grows from it.

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