Matthew 4:12-25: Where Jesus is Present, the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

At the worst of times, a king and his kingdom can be oppressive, a hierarchical arrangement most unwavering. Authority lies in the hands of one man, his word as the […]

The Parables of Jesus: Lesson 1, Introduction

What are Parables? To introduce a parable, Jesus often used this phrase, “The kingdom of God is like …”  In a non-parable-like fashion, Jesus revealed the structure of a parable: […]