From the Tiniest of Seeds

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We’re in the midst of looking at some of the most important words ever uttered on this planet: a series of parables in which Jesus reveals the secrets of God’s Kingdom.

Today, we get two parables for the price of one:

“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”

He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”

(Matthew 13:31-33; Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18-21)

Wheat and Weeds

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Yesterday, we started looking at some of the most important words ever uttered on this planet: a series of parables in which Jesus reveals the secrets of God’s Kingdom.

Today’s selection is the Parable of the Weeds:

“This is what the Kingdom of God is like …”

GUWG-SeedsWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

Today, we begin looking at some of the most important words ever uttered on this planet: a series of parables in which Jesus reveals the secrets of God’s Kingdom.

Here’s the first selection. Ask the Holy Spirit to illuminate each and every word deeeeep in your soul:

Shine the Light

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Here’s today’s rather illuminating selection:

He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand so that those who come in can see the light? For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.”

“Consider carefully how you listen,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you — and even more. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.”

(Mark 4:21-25, Luke 8:16-18)

Why Parables?

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Yesterday, we discussed the Parable of the Sower. Today, the disciples have a question for Jesus:

The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?”

Don’t Get Wrapped Up

We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

One day, Jesus was sitting by a lake. A huge crowd gathered around him so he got into a boat, sat down and began to teach them from there.

Here’s what he said:

Jesus’ Family

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Who is Jesus’ real family? Here’s how Jesus answered that question:

While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him, but they could not get near to him because of the crowd. Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”

He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

(Matthew 12:46-50, Mark 3:31-35, Luke 8:19-21)