This Sunday, we start a new sermon series based on Jesus’ parables from Matthew’s Gospel. Each of the parables we will cover over the next few weeks are Kingdom parables; that is, they have something to say about the nature of God’s Kingdom and our invitation to be a part of that Kingdom.

When we speak of God’s Kingdom, we are speaking of a future-present reality. The Kingdom of God is present, it is already here, and we are invited to participate in it. Yet, the Kingdom is not fully realized, and we work with expectation of God’s Kingdom and reign in the future.

So, as we enter this series, begin to ask yourself these two questions:

1. How am I living and experiencing God’s Kingdom today?

2. Where do I see God’s Kingdom breaking into the world?

I also encourage you to look at these parables and begin to ask how they inform the way we participate and expect the coming of God’s Kingdom.

November 12 Sell It All – Matthew 13:44-46
November 19 Bags of Gold – Matthew 25:14-30
November 26 Sheep and Goats – Matthew 25:31-46

God bless,
For Jesus. For People. For Community.