Matthew 13

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The Bible Project on the Parables of Jesus
What is the Kingdom?

Series Intro

Through the Easter celebration we have cried out, “He is risen!” which signals not only forgiveness of sins but a new reality of God’s kingdom. Throughout the book of Matthew, Jesus teaches and exhibits the kingdom of heaven, and in Matthew 13 he shares multiple parables to paint a picture of this revolutionary reality. Our series will navigate through these parables, observing the different facets of the Kingdom that Jesus communicates through these stories.

Discussion Guides

May 24 – Luke 15:8-10

May 24 - This week we’re between series; we just finished our Matthew 13 series on the parables of the Kingdom, and next week we’ll start a ten-week series on the Sermon on the Mount...

Week 1 – The Weeds

April 19 - This week we're entering our new sermon series out of Matthew 13 where Jesus describes the Kingdom of God through a series of parables. As we go through the next five weeks...

Week 2 – The Mustard Seed

April 26 - The parables fall into three groupings, which you might be picking up on as you read through this section. The Hidden Treasure and the Pearl of Great Price are an obvious pair with their treasure theme...

Week 3 – The Leaven

May 3 - 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...

Week 4 – The Treasure and The Pearl

May 10 - 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...

Week 5 – The Net

May 17 - 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...

Series Resources

Other Resources

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