Parables of Matthew 13

Parables are stories which seem to be about common life experiences, but which actually reveal a deeper, spiritual reality.  Because the meaning lies somewhere under the surface, and because many of the parables deal with things that we simply don't experience much as 21st-century Christians (mustard plants? oil in our lamps?), we don't always grasp the fullness of what Jesus was teaching.  Pastor Jim takes us through a series of parables in Matthew 13, talking about what they meant to Jesus' first-century audience and what they mean for us today.

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