In the 13th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells a series of seven parables about the Kingdom of Heaven (also known as the Kingdom of God). Essentially, the Kingdom of Heaven/God is whenever and wherever the world is operating as God intends.
Why so many parables about the Kingdom of Heaven? Perhaps because the Kingdom is a many-splendid thing. In each parable Jesus holds a prism to the light of God’s Love, and we catch glimpses of how God is at work among us.
This week we will hear four 1-sentence parables about the Kingdom of Heaven. It is like a mustard seed; it is like yeast; it is like a treasure; it is like a pearl. Each parable allows us to catch a glimpse of God at work in this world.
As we gather for worship this week, I invite you to:
I look forward to worshipping with you this week. In this weird season of life, may we catch a glimpse of the Kingdom of Heaven among us.