Matthew 13:44-46The Kingdom of God

Nearly every Sunday of my youth my brothers and I would load up in the car and head over to St Michael’s Catholic Church in Mt Airy, MD for the 10:30am Mass. And every week we would recite the Lord’s prayer, “Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name; Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done…” For many years I had no idea what “kingdom” meant – I had crazy images in my head—and therefore many of Jesus’ parables seemed mystical to me. The kingdom of God points to the return of Jesus the King, an amazing future reality where he gathers, judges, and rules the world. But it’s also a present day reality –a right-now transformation, a new life, and an opportunity to become members in His kingdom. Jesus compares that kingdom to both and treasure and a perfect pearl. This week we’ll look at the reckless men of this parable and how their discoveries

DATE: October 07 - 08, 2017
SPEAKER: Executive Pastor, Jason Craig
TAGS: Bible | Community

Audio Notes


Matthew 13:1-23

The Kingdom of God

What can we learn about the condition of our own hearts in response to God’s Kingdom?

09/09/17 - 09/10/17

Matthew 13:24-30 & 36-43

The Kingdom of God

Is the world getting better or worse? Sometimes I can’t believe my ears when I hear about the holocaust, or the crusades or how barbaric...

09/16/17 - 09/17/17

Matthew 13:31-32

The Kingdom of God

This short parable has much to say about another hidden flaw trying to infiltrate the Kingdom of God- human pride. Whether the small size of a...

09/23/17 - 09/24/17

Matthew 13:33

The Kingdom of God

When you add leaven to bread dough it quickly permeates and puffs it up. What is leaven? What does it represent in the Bible? Leaven has...

09/30/17 - 10/01/17

Matthew 13:47-50

The Kingdom of God

Wouldn’t you love to live in a world with no evil? Whether it is hurricanes, raging fires, mass shootings, sexual assaults, greedy corporations,...

10/14/17 - 10/15/17