The Mustard Seed Kingdom

Jesus' Kingdom parables reveal the nature of His world and ways, and the parable of the mustard seed is no exception. Let's read all three parallel passages and break them down: "...The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field. Of all the seeds it … Continue reading The Mustard Seed Kingdom

The Hidden Kingdom (Matthew 13:44-46)

Jesus' Kingdom parables disclose what it "is like", revealing the nature and economy of His realm to those with ears to hear (Matthew 13:9-17). As you'll see, he mentions nothing of physical realities or time-tables that appeal to natural minds and describes Kingdom realities unrelated to much of what we've heard and come to believe … Continue reading The Hidden Kingdom (Matthew 13:44-46)

The Resting Farmer (Mark 4:26-28)

The Kingdom is alien to our world and much of what most consider Christianity today, making it essentially unusual, contrary, remote, inappropriate and incompatible with our norms. Thus, a mind-shift is needed for a life-shift until the alien becomes native. Consider Mark 4:26-28 in The Message... "...Jesus said, 'God’s kingdom is like seed thrown on … Continue reading The Resting Farmer (Mark 4:26-28)