The Parables of Jesus: Lesson 1, Introduction

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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: A comparison.  The term “parable” comes from the two Greek words. “Para,” a preposition meaning “alongside” or “together with,” as in parallel. “Balo,” a verb, […]

God’s Purpose for Your Life

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Within today’s church, it’s a peculiarity of our self-focused culture and age to wonder “What is God’s purpose for my life?”  Now, that’s not a wrong sentiment in itself.  But it is seeking something from God with which many Christians did not earlier concern themselves.  For long before it became a trend to wonder about […]

How to Seek God’s Kingdom and His Righteousness: Matthew 6:24-34

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If a father loves fishing, he teaches his son how to fish.  If a mother loves quilting, she teaches her daughter how to quilt.  What you love, you talk about and do.  That’s just obvious.  What you love, you pass on to your children, because you love them.  You want them to love what you […]