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How to be a Citizen of the Kingdom of God

Sermon Series: The Life of Jesus: From Creation to the Cradle to the Cross to the Crown

Sermon Title: How to be a Citizen of the Kingdom of God

Sermon Text: Matthew 13:

Sermon Date: October 1, 2017



  1. The Method of His Teaching

Jesus spoke to people at this time in parables.  A parable is a method of teaching that lays one truth down alongside another truth.  Jesus gives a truth in the natural world and then makes an application to the spiritual world. A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning.


  1. The Mystery of His Teaching verse 11

    At this time Jesus is about to give seven parables.  They are called the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven.  A mystery in the Bible is some spiritual truth that you could not know by human discernment, by human logic, by human computation.  It can only be known through the leading and teaching of the Holy Spirit.  

  2. The Motive of His Teaching verses 11-12
  3. The Message of His Teaching
  1. To Reveal
  2. To Conceal

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