On episode 90 of the Adorned Podcast we discuss Matthew chapter 13, the Kingdom Parables. What is a parable and why did Jesus use this type of story when He was teaching? What are the repeating themes and the primary message Jesus wanted them to hear? We would love for you to join us as we walk through this passage of scripture together!
“Kingdom parables in summary are saying preach the gospel, give your life for it, let God expand His kingdom through your obedience, and one day we’ll be with him for eternity.”
“Through parables, Christ teaches how the kingdom will come in an unexpected way—through slow growth, even among the wicked, and without militant force. He also reveals how one gets into the kingdom—by being both childlike and repentant.” -Matt Chandler
“To those who have a relationship with Jesus, parables deepen understanding and foster that relationship, but to those who do not, parables increase their confusion and ignorance. Thus the function is to both enlighten and to conceal.” -Reformation Study Bible
“The gospel should just flow out of us.”
“He sees the overwhelming worth of the treasure and he joyfully gives his life for it.”
“The disciples are not to spurn the old for the sake of the new. Rather, they are to understand the new insights gleaned from Jesus’ parables in light of the old truths, and vice versa” -John McArthur
*The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*