SUMMIT SERMON PREVIEW

Stories for Grown Ups - The Parables of Jesus

We are starting a new series this week on the parables of Jesus. This is a natural follow up to our series on the church. Let me explain why. We just spent six weeks examining what it means to be the church. Jesus told us that we should seek first his kingdom and his righteousness. Yet I’ve found that many folks don’t know much about the kingdom. That’s what the parables are all about. In fact, most begin with the phrase, “The kingdom of heaven is like …” So if we want to know what the kingdom is like and what to expect as live out our calling as the church, then the parables are the place to go. Matthew 13 is the place where Jesus begins teaching in parables so we’ll start there. I look forward to exploring the principles of the kingdom with you over the next six weeks.

Pastor Brian Merz

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