Growth of the Kingdom!

Mark 4:33-34- “And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it. But without a parable He did not speak to them. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples. NKJV Mark states that Jesus taught many parables but that He taught them as they wereContinue reading “Growth of the Kingdom!”

Hidden Treasures!

Mark 4:21- “Then he asked them, “When someone lights a lamp, does he put a box over it to shut out the light? Of course not! The light couldn’t be seen or used. A lamp is placed on a stand to shine and be useful.” TLB I have been reading the Bible for decades. There areContinue reading “Hidden Treasures!”

Listen Up!

Mark 4:10-11-“But when He was alone, those around Him with the twelve asked Him about the parable. And He said to them, “To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables.” NKJV Mark begins this section of hisContinue reading “Listen Up!”

A Loving Father!

Luke 15:11-13,17,20 – “To illustrate the point further, Jesus told them this story: “A man had two sons. The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons. “A few days later this younger son packed allContinue reading “A Loving Father!”

Who Did the Father’s Will?

Matthew 21:28-31 – “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard.’ He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered andContinue reading “Who Did the Father’s Will?”

How Is That Even Fair?

Matthew 20:1-7 – “For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in theContinue reading “How Is That Even Fair?”

Where Did You Build?

Matthew 7:24-27 – “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. AndContinue reading “Where Did You Build?”

Reaching Your Fullest Potential!

Matthew 18:23-27 – Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold,Continue reading “Reaching Your Fullest Potential!”

The Sower Sows Seed

Matthew 13:3-9 – “Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: “Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up becauseContinue reading “The Sower Sows Seed”

He Spoke in Parables

Matthew 13:3 – “Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: “Behold, a sower went out to sow. NKJV I’ve been reading through the Bible. Sometimes I just like to focus on reading the Bible from cover to cover, for the simple pleasure of reading. I am in the New Testament and willContinue reading “He Spoke in Parables”