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Franklin, TN 37064 United States

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Sunday May 2, 2021 | Kingdom Parables

The kingdom of God is growing in the world. This kingdom is valuable and worth giving everything for. While we wait for Jesus to return and fully set up His kingdom, we carry out the mission of telling others about King Jesus, who rescues sinners.

This Week’s Lesson: Kingdom Parables

  • Bible Passage: Matthew 13
  • Story Point: God’s growing kingdom is more valuable than anything.
  • Key Passage: Colossians 1:13-14
  • Big Picture Question: How does God care for His creation? God loves and rules over His creation according to His perfect plan.

One day, Jesus went out and sat by the sea. Large crowds of people gathered around Him, so He got into a boat and sat down. All the people stood on the shore. Then Jesus told the people parables, or stories, to teach them about the kingdom of God.

Jesus’ disciples asked Him, “Why do you teach in parables?”

Jesus answered, “Not everyone will understand the hidden truths about the kingdom of heaven.” Jesus reminded them about some of the words spoken by the prophet Isaiah. Some people look, but they do not see. They hear, but they do not listen or understand. Jesus made these prophecies come true. Jesus said, “You are blessed because you do understand.”

Jesus told a parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a man planted in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it grows taller than the garden plants. It becomes a tree, and the birds come and build nests in its branches.”

Jesus continued, “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, or yeast, that a woman mixed into fifty pounds of flour. The leaven makes the dough rise.”

Jesus told another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure, buried in a field, that a man found. He reburied it, and then he joyfully sold everything he had and bought that field.”

Then Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls. When he found one priceless pearl, he went and sold everything he had and bought it.”
When Jesus finished teaching the crowds, He left that place and went to Nazareth.

Christ Connection

The kingdom of God is growing in the world. This kingdom is valuable and worth giving everything for. While we wait for Jesus to return and fully set up His kingdom, we carry out the mission of telling others about King Jesus, who rescues sinners.

Family Starting Points

  • God’s growing kingdom is more valuable than anything.
  • How does God care for His creation? God loves and rules over His creation according to His perfect plan.

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Kelly Davenport
kdavenport@westfranklinchurch.com
615-850-3170