The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like

The Parables of the Hidden Treasure & Pearl of Great Value | Matthew 13:44-46

The two parables within our study communicate the same basic truth, yet they do so using different similes that present it from two angles. The big idea behind these deceptively simple parables is that the kingdom of heaven is exceedingly valuable. In fact, it is worth losing everything you have in order to obtain it. …

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The Purpose of the Parables

The parables of Jesus are easily recognized as some of His most well-known teachings. The Good Samaritan and Prodigal Son are at least understood by name in most of the Western world. Yet for all of their popularity, Jesus’ parables can be quite difficult to understand or, at least, understand properly, which as we will …

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A Signet Ring | Haggai 2:20-23

The word of the LORD came a second time to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, “Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I am about to shake the heavens and the earth, and to overthrow the throne of kingdoms. I am about to destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations, …

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I Will Shake All Nations | Haggai 2:1-9

In the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, “Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to all the remnant of the people, and say, …

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Consider Your Ways | Haggai 1:2-11

“Thus says the LORD of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the LORD.” Then the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, “Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins? …

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Not of This World | John 18:28-19:16

Our story begins in a garden, ends in a city, and centers around a cross. Yet this cross, this chopped up and planked together tree of torture and death, casts its shadow across every fiber of history. Two trees stood in the garden, one of life and the other of the knowledge of good and …

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How We Live (part one) | Colossians 3:1-4

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who …

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Our View of Religion (part two) | Colossians 2:16-23

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going …

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Boiling a Young Goat in Its Mother’s Milk | Deuteronomy 14:21

You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk. Deuteronomy 14:21 ESV I have long used this verse as an example of just how strange the Bible can get. After all, how is this verse ever supposed to apply to us today? Nevertheless, I do, in fact, believe that it does apply today. …

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How We Live Each Day | Colossians 2:1-7

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and knowledge of God’s …

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