Tag-Archive for ◊ kingdom of the heavens ◊

23 Apr 2017 Matthew (Program #42)

Matthew (Program #42) – The Treasure and the Pearl

6 parables that unlock the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens are presented by the Lord Jesus Himself in Matthew 13.  Four of these parables depict the visible, outward appearance of God’s kingdom today.  But the last two are much more hidden even difficult to see.  But it is these two that we should focus on most closely because these two are parables of God’s overcoming believers, a treasure hidden in the field, a pearl of immense value.

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22 Apr 2017 Matthew (Program #41)

Matthew (Program #41) – The Establishment of the King’s Rejection (9)

To outward observation, the kingdom of God today appears as a great an imposing tree.  It also appears as a field with both wheat and tares sown together.   And further, it is as a loaf composed of fine flour but leavened to make it light and airy.  This picture of how God’s kingdom would appear in the future was presented by Christ Himself in Matthew chapter 13.

Today we have not just this prophesy or the doctrine of this kingdom, but we have the practical fulfillment of this word, easily seen before our eyes.  But the question we have to consider is does this practical appearance of the kingdom also match what God’s word reveals of His desire for the kingdom?   We continue to explore this meaningful question for all of God’s people…

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21 Apr 2017 Matthew (Program #40)

Matthew (Program #40) – The Establishment of the King’s Rejection (8)

What is the kingdom of God like?  Well, the Lord Jesus in Matthew 13 revealed that the kingdom is like a tender delicious herb, and like bread made from fine flour.  Both of these are good things to eat.  But He goes on to reveal that the kingdom is also like a treasure hidden in the earth and a pearl worth selling all for.  From something good to eat to a most precious treasure.   This is the revelation of the kingdom of the heavens from Matthew 13.

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20 Apr 2017 Matthew (Program #39)

Matthew (Program #39) – The Establishment of the King’s Rejection (7)

After revealing Himself in Matthew 13 as the sower of the seeds of the kingdom, the Lord Jesus then goes on to give 3 parables that together paint a remarkable clear picture of the situation today and the sphere of Christendom.  These 3 parables all point to outward characteristics that seem at first glance to be something positive to help God’s kingdom to grow.  But a closer examination reveals aspects of corruption and abominable practices that have infiltrated God’s kingdom.  Don’t miss this critical, even crucial word today.

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19 Apr 2017 Matthew (Program #38)

Matthew (Program #38) – The Establishment of the King’s Rejection (6)

Christian workers are almost universally driven, even compelled by the ambition to make their church or their ministry bigger and bigger.  But the parable of the kingdom in Matthew 13 don’t put such positive emphasis on bigger.  There all the values is placed on that which is genuine and growing and healthy in a proper fashion.  Don’t miss our life study today from Matthew 13 and the parable of the tares.

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18 Apr 2017 Matthew (Program #37)

Matthew (Program #37) – The Establishment of the King’s Rejection (5)

One day Jesus opened up to His disciples and began to speak to them about the kingdom by way of parables.   These parables seems to be simple stories that convey basic aspects of the kingdom of God.  But in truth, they are profound to the uttermost and the truth that they convey are anything but simple.  The rich and deep features of the kingdom of the heavens await any blessed ones with eyes to see and ears to  hear.  As we look at the first of these great parables in Matthew chapter 13.

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17 Apr 2017 Matthew (Program #36)

Matthew (Program #36) – The Establishment of the King’s Rejection (4)

Matthew chapter 5, 6 and 7 are three very crucial chapters in the New Testament that show us not just proper Christian behavior but the reality of the kingdom of the heavens.  To understand this is crucial when we come to see the kingdom of the heavens in its appearance in Matthew 13.

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05 Apr 2017 Matthew (Program #24)

Matthew (Program #24) – The Decree of the Kingdom’s Constitution (12)

Matthew chapter 5, 6 and 7 are chapters of the Bible that are often quoted, even by unbelievers because their thought of, is chapters containing marvelous ethical, even philosophical thought.  But a careful examination reveals this portion of Scripture to be far beyond mere human philosophy or ethics.  Those things as well as the very best man can master are scraped away by the narrow and constricted path leading to the kingdom of the heavens.

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04 Apr 2017 Matthew (Program #23)

Matthew (Program #23) – The Decree of the Kingdom’s Constitution (11)

In order for us to live under the heavenly ruling of the kingdom, we must be very careful in dealing with others.  Matthew chapters 5 and 6 touch things deep within ourselves; like our temper and lust, even our anxiety about  riches.  But chapter 7 brings us to the crucial matter of how we deal with other people.

As we once again consider the account in Matthew and how much the Lord cares for the way we handle other people.

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03 Apr 2017 Matthew (Program #22)

Matthew (Program #22) – The Decree of the Kingdom’s Constitution (10)

Matthew 6:21 says “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”  This simple expression is full of meaning.  If we expect to get our heart on heaven and on the heavenly things, we need to get our treasure there first.

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