Coded Messages

January 11, 2018 – February 10, 2018

Matthew

Jesus often spoke in parables, but why? What are parables and why does Jesus employ them so frequently in his teaching? Is he making the profound simple or is he sending Coded Messages? Or is it both?

Episode 1

The Parable of the Sower

January 11, 2018 | Matthew 13:1-23

Jesus begins a new phase of his teaching ministry, the parables. Why does he do this? What is a parable? How do we break them down and understand them? What does this have to do with planes?

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Episode 2

The Parable of the Weeds

January 26, 2018 | Matthew 13:24-43

There were a lot of expectations for the Messiah when he arrived and yet, Jesus shattered them all. A story and two similes give us a window into how and why Jesus broke the mold.

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Episode 3

Parables of the Kingdom

February 10, 2018 | Matthew 13:44-52

As we wrap up Coded Messages, we take a look at 3 (or 4) parables that seemingly have nothing to do with each other…or do they…?

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