A Prayer Prompted by the Parables of Matthew 13

Heavenly Father,

Christ has taught us about the reality and the danger of not responding positively and passionately to him.  Please help us to respond with unswerving commitment.

Let your word find good soil as it falls upon our hearts.  Let there be no corrupting or false influences in our faith.  Please keep us from being distracted by the enticements of this world.  Let us hold onto Jesus firmly, holding nothing back, remembering that he already gave everything for us.

Help us to make your kingdom the very center and goal of our lives. Cause us to continuously grow and bear fruit with perseverance as long as you allow us to live.

In Christ,

Amen.

Matthew 13 Verse by Verse

Matt photoJesus gives us an extensive teaching using seven parable that all deal with the kingdom of heaven..  

Matthew 13.pdf

Matthew 13.mp3

 

Central Streaming: The Kingdom of Heaven (Dan Kane)

Synoptic GospelsJesus begins his ministry by calling people to repent, “for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  He then went on to explain that kingdom, largely by using parables.

Matthew 1-13.mp3  (Dan Kane)