The Kingdom Parables
The Kingdom Parables have been often misrepresented by well-meaning people because of a pre-conceived mind-set with which they approach the Scriptures. These Parables are teaching new and old truths that Jesus said “have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.”
Setting The Stage - The Rejection Of Jesus
Jesus was emphatically rejected by the Jewish leaders and “that same day” Jesus told these parables. A new era had come with a new understanding and a new message.
The Sower Parable
There are many lessons here and the first of the “new” truths are revealed.
The Wheat and The Tares Parable
The good “wheat” and the evil “tares” grow together until the harvest when the angels sort them out.
The Mustard Seed and The Leaven Parables
If ever two parables have been misunderstood then it is these two.
The Treasure Hidden In The Field Parable
What is the Treasure? Perhaps a surprise is in store here.
The Pearl Of Great Price and The Fishing Net Parables
What is the Pearl and what price was paid for it? What is the message of the “Net Cast Into The Sea?”
Jesus asks, “Have You Understood These Things?”
The disciples answered “Yes Lord” but did they understand at that moment?
Things New and Things Old
“Then Jesus said unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which brings forth out of his treasure things new and old.” So what is “new” and what is “old” in these parables?
Why The Kingdom Parables Are Often Misunderstood
This provides an illustration of how and why the Kingdom Parables are sometimes misunderstood.