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“The Kingdom of Heaven is Like…”

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:

• Read Matthew 13:31-33, 44-46 and reflect on what it says the Kingdom of God. 
• Prepare bread and juice that we might share in Holy Communion with one another. 
• Listen as Scott Broberg sings a beautiful song about holding a candle in a sometimes-dark world. 

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.