The Bible Proves Itself

The Bible proves itself. Two big truths that make this the case are repetition and proof texts. By “repetition” I mean that the same truth is spoken by the same writer in different books. For instance, Paul wrote thirteen letters that are included in the New...

God Gives His Word

In order to grasp the meaning of the parables, one should approach with fresh minds the giving and receiving of God’s Word because this is what the parables do. Through parables Jesus reveals to us the mystery form of His kingdom (Matt. 13:11). Go back in your...

The Mystery Age

Staying with our context of the previous blogs, Jesus had offered the kingdom to Israel. He sealed the offer by healing a demon possessed man, revealing the King’s dominance over the devil’s domain. It was upon this very miracle that the Jewish nation’s kingdom...

Preparation for Parables

Christ’s words in His model prayer for the disciples, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,” will be explained. It was this kingdom that Christ was offering to the Jews in His sermon from the Mount of Olives and in all the events that...

The King Introduced

Let’s look at Matthew’s portrayal of the Christ as King. Matthew said that King Jesus was born of the virgin Mary who was in King David’s line. Kings came through the Jewish tribe of Judah, priests through the tribe of Levi. The Holy Spirit attached God’s tiny embryo...

Why FOUR Gospels?

I’d like to begin a series of blogs on the kingdom parables of Matthew 13. But I want to begin with the question, “why four gospels?” The four gospels are good markers highlighting characteristics from the life of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is as though all of His...