Parables of Matthew Thirteen Part 2: The Church and the Kingdom

Matthew thirteen is divided by two simple but very meaningful phrases: “Jesus [went] out of the house” (vs.1) and “Then Jesus went into the house” (vs.36). Our Lord leaves the House of Israel, then returns to her later. The first four parables deal with the Spirit’s chronology of the Church age. The last four have to do with the Church’s transition into the kingdom age.

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What is Sin?

“By the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”…

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3 Ways Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life

“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” -John 11:25 Christians everywhere say that Jesus is the resurrection and the life. Jesus even said this of himself. But what does this mean? Is it merely bringing the physically dead back to life or is it something more? 1. Spiritual Death is Overcome From the time Adam and Eve were born again into the Garden…

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