Kingdom Parable sayings in
Galilee Flyer CD
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Jesus asked, "How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it?
It is like a tiny ____ seed. Though this is one of the smallest of seeds it grows to become one of the largest of plants, with long branches where birds can come and find shelter."
|God's Kingdom started with a tiny baby who grew into a Messiah we can all find shelter in.|
Jesus also used this illustration to describe the Kingdom of God.
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like ____ used by a woman making bread. Even though she used a large amount of flour, the yeast permeated every part of the dough and the yeast made the whole loaf rise." Luke 13:20
|yeast||Yeast is a small bacteria that produces carbon dioxide which causes the bread to rise. God's Kingdom breaths air into our lives too.|
One day the Pharisees asked Jesus, "When will the Kingdom of God come?"Jesus replied, "The Kingdom of God isn't ushered in with visible signs. You won't be able to say, 'Here it is!' or 'It's over there!' For the Kingdom of God is _____. Luke 17:20-21
|within you||People often think God's Kingdom is heaven -something that comes in the future. Jesus astounded his hearers by saying it was within them now. God's Kingdom is wherever people let God rule -and that begins inside you.|
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like _____ discovered hidden in a field which a man covered up again and excitedly sold everything he had.
|a treasure||When you realize that God's Kingdom (of Heaven) can be yours, nothing can compare to it, and it will make you rich in the things of God.|
|"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a pearl merchant on the lookout for ___________. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it! Matthew 13:45||the best pearls||Pearls in Jesus' day were rare and valuable. Do you value God's Kingdom as much as the merchant? Are you keeping an eye out for God's Kingdom? What are you willing to give up to follow in God's way?|
Then he said, "I assure you, unless you turn from your sins and become as little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. Therefore, anyone who becomes as ________ as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven." Matthew 18:3
|A "humble" person is someone who is unselfish, knows they need God, and listens to God. What else do you think it means?|
|One day some parents brought their little children to Jesus so he could touch them and bless them, but the disciples told them not to bother him. Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you, anyone who doesn't have their kind of ____ will never get into the Kingdom of God." Luke 18:15||faith||Jesus was pointing out that young children are quick to believe, follow and love. They don't worry about wealth, power and the future like adults do. Do you?|
The Nine Questions which students will try to answer:
1. Matthew likes to use the phrase "Kingdom of Heaven" instead of Mark and Luke's "Kingdom of God."
a. They both mean the same thing -wherever God's will is done.
b. Matthew was referring to the future, but Mark and Luke were talking about the Kingdom in the present.
c. They are two different ideas.
2. Jesus' story about the mustard seed, yeast in the bread, treasure in the field and pearl of great price are often called:
a. Saying from the Sermon on the Mount
b. Kingdom sayings
c. Parables of the Kingdom
3. The common theme in all the Kingdom of God verses used in this game is:
a. The Kingdom is very valuable.
b. The Kingdom is something small and unexpected.
c. The Kingdom is worth selling all you have to get it.
4. According to Jesus, the Kingdom of God is:
a. here now
b. coming soon
c. everywhere you look
5. Jesus tells two stories about someone selling everything they have to possess the Kingdom of God.
He probably means:
a. Discovering God and finding ways to serve God should be the most important thing to you.
b. God wants you to sell everything you own to serve and enter the Kingdom of God.
c. To discover God and serve God you must enter the Kingdom of God.
6. To be the greatest in God's Kingdom you must be humble like:
a. a mustard seed
b. a child
c. the man who sells his treasure
7. The man who sold everything he had to buy a pearl of great price was:
b. a treasure seeker
c. a pearl merchant
8. Jesus teaches us that the Kingdom of God is something we can:
b. find within ourselves
c. always hidden
9. The Kingdom of God is wherever:
a. God's will is done
b. you find it hidden like a treasure or small seed
c. two or three are gathered.