Matthew 13:13 “Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.”

Luke 8:10 “And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.”

Matt: 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

Mar 4: 11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables


Matt 13;4 – 6 . 18-23  Sower and the seed  

  • state of the heart 

Matt; 13:  24 – 30, and 36- 43   Wheat and tares 

  • kingdom love covers

Matt 13: 31-32 Mustard seed 

  • smallest becomes the greatest 

  • Attending to the little things  -

  • key to excellence

Matt 13: 44 Treasure hid in the field 

  • reward on earth

Matt 13: 45-46 Pearl of great price   

  • reward in heaven

Matt 13: 13: 33, and Luke 131: 21  Leaven and the lump   / 3 measures of meal 

    • a little can transform both good or evil 

    • Leaven is like sin / but also the doctrine of the word 

  • Megamorphic specific  - 3 measures are mission, ministry and master craftsmanship

Matt 13: 47-50 Net cast into the sea   

  • separation of Good /bad

Matt 25: 32 – 46  Sheep and the goats  

  • Separation of Good / bad

Matt 25: 1 – 13   The 10 virgins

  • Keep your lamps trimmed

  • In the days when light came from burning oil in lamps, a vessel at sea needed crewmen to constantly care for the lamps. This care involved trimming the wick, which drew the oil up from the storage reservoir, so that the flame would be clean and bright. 

  • A poorly trimmed wick creates a flame which is dim and smoky. A properly trimmed wick should come to a rounded point, or should be wedge shaped. When lit, the wick should burn cleanly all the way up to the highest flame it can make.

Matt 25 ;14-30  Parable of the talents 

  • Use what God has given you in service to Him 

Mark 4: 26-29 :   Man casting seed into the ground

  • Principal and presence  - Principal of sowing and reaping , but need also the life giving presence of God 

Mar 12:1 – 7 The Vineyard

  • Don’t despise those God has sent to the world to reveal Himself

Luke 8:16  The lighted Candle  

  • God is a God of light / day, 


  1. God has used parables to explain deep secrets of His Kingdom. 

  2. It is up to us to dig these up, learn them and APPLY them to our lives 

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