KINGDOM101: Phase To Phase

I remember struggling with the thought of starting KINGDOM101. Deep within me, I knew that it would not be easy at all. [Read: Expository Preaching: What was I thinking?] Yet, the prompting was strong from the Lord, convicting me of the need to teach about the kingdom of God – not just for the general …

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KINGDOM101: The journey begins … and continues …

After months of planning, preparation and prayer, KINGDOM101 blasted off to an encouraging start last night (Wed 18 March 2015). Pastor Yoy opened the meeting with a segment of praise and worship, supported by David on the keyboards. Setting the tone for KINGDOM101 sessions, Henson (founder of Archippus Awakening), encouraged all from Luke 12:31-32 to not just …

The Value of the Kingdom

In Matt 13:44-46, Jesus uses another pair of parables to illustrate yet another aspect of the kingdom. One might suppose that it is for added emphasis that two parables are used instead of one. However, in examining the elements in each of the parables, it makes for a rather interesting observation. “Again, the kingdom of …

The Impact of the Kingdom

After two parables about sowers, seeds and fields, Jesus continues with the same imagery for the third parable; and then extends the idea through the fourth. The Parables of the Mustard Seed (Matt 13:31-32) and Leaven (Matt 13:33), communicate one truth: the impact of the Kingdom and how it starts. Let us be reminded that …

Sons of the Kingdom

Immediately after the Parable of the Soils (Sower), Jesus shares another parable (Matt 13:24-30) involving a sower and seeds again. The two parables may have contained similar elements but the focus and interpretation is totally different. Thankfully, when His disciples came to Him, Jesus explained the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares very plainly …