Ray Bentley, August 26, 2018, Matthew 13:1-23
Jesus told many stories, often in the form of parables. A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. The fact that Jesus can use a SEED to explain the Word of God or a FEAST to describe Salvation tells us we that the book of nature reflects the Word of God in a very powerful way. Parables both reveal and conceal, and expose our hearts. Soil is a great picture of the human heart and Jesus used it to explain the condition of the human heart and soul.
Ray Bentley - September 2, 2018 - Matthew 13:24-35
Jesus gave us several parables to explain the Kingdom of Heaven. Satan opposes the Kingdom by trying to snatch the Word from people's hearts. But Jesus warned us thorugh parables. The kingdom has both wheat and tares, like a planted field. The k...
Ray Bentley - September 16, 2018 - Matthew 13:53 - 14:12
When Jesus finished teaching the parables, He went to His own country, where He was questioned and doubted. He taught us to look for the hidden treasures of God's Word. Satan begins an assault; John the Baptist is beheaded.