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Lesson Five – Spiritual Growth Expected

Spiritual Growth Expected Lesson Aim:  To show how the combined forces of heaven and God’s people on earth join together in their concern for fruit in every member of the church. Scripture:  Luke 13:6-9. Historical analysis for reading the parable. Place:  Galilee (Luke 13:1). Occasion:  Preaching the life of the kingdom of God. Time:  Jesus […]

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Lesson Four – Build Your Foundation Before Tribulations Come

Build Your Foundation Before Tribulations Come Lesson Aim:  To show how Christians prepare ourselves to benefit from tribulations in our lives by laying a foundation from the teachings of Jesus before our testing comes. Scriptures:  Matt. 7:24-27; Luke 6:47-49. Historical analysis for reading the parable. Place:  In the hill country near Capernaum, Luke 7:1. Occasion: […]

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Lesson Three – The Power of the Indwelling Seed

The Power of the Indwelling Seed Lesson Aim:  To show that when the seed has been planted in good soil, a Christian  becomes what is written in the word of God. Scripture:  Matt. 13:31-33. Historical analysis for reading the parable. See Part II, Lesson One. Introduction God’s kingdom with His Son as king has come […]

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Lesson Two – The Worth of the Kingdom

The Worth of the Kingdom Lesson Aim:  To show the value of the higher life and how it replaces all temporal pursuits as a main goal. Scripture:  Matt. 13:44-46. Historical analysis for reading the parable. The geographical and historical settings are the same as the previous lesson.  This is a similitude, or “like” type of […]

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Lesson One – The Hearts of Men

The Hearts of Mankind Lesson Aim:  To show how the various responses of mankind to the word of God are due to the condition of our hearts. Scriptures :  Mark 4:1-29; Matt. 13:1-23; Luke 8:4-15. Historical analysis for reading the parable. Place:  By the lake, probably Sea of Galilee, Mark 4:1, 2. Occasion:  Jesus was teaching the kingdom […]

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Part II, Introduction – The Seed of the Kingdom and It’s Influence on the Hearts of Men

The Seed of the Kingdom and its Influence on the Hearts of Men Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be Thy name, Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Matt. 6:9, 10. It has been said that we do not need to pray for the kingdom of […]

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