Week 3 – The Leaven

Last week I mentioned that the six kingdom parables in Matthew 13 come in pairs, and this week we’ll be looking at the Parable of the Leaven, the partner of last week’s Parable of the Mustard Seed. In it Jesus describes the Kingdom like a woman who added...

Week 4 – The Treasure and The Pearl

This week we’ll be looking at a pair of parables, the Parable of the Hidden Treasure and the Parable of the Pearl of Great Price. The parable pairs in Matthew 13 utilize parallelism, reiterating material while viewing it from two different positions, meaning...

Week 5 – The Net

This week concludes our series in Matthew 13 with the Parable of the Net. Considering the past five weeks and all they’ve involved for our CG members, it’s worth our time to recap the biggest things we’ve learned together in Matthew 13. In our...
April 12 – Matthew 28

April 12 – Matthew 28

Passage Intro “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile.” (1 Cor. 15:17) Jesus is the object of our faith, he’s the anchor to which our hope for salvation and eternal life is attached. But Paul points out that this hope hinges on a real,...
April 5 – Matthew 21:1-17

April 5 – Matthew 21:1-17

Passage Intro This week is Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Palm Sunday gets its name from our passage this week, Matthew 21:1-17, and the use of palm branches to celebrate Jesus’ arrival into Jerusalem. Almost every...