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Parables about the Kingdom of Heaven

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-45, Mark 4:30-32, Luke 13:18-21
Parables of Mustard Seed, Yeast, Hidden Treasure and Pearl.
Contributed by Sweet Publishing
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Jesus always used stories and illustrations when speaking to the crowds. On one occasion Jesus said, ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. – Slide 1
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‘It is the smallest of all seeds. – Slide 2
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‘But it becomes the largest of garden plants. It grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.’ – Slide 3
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Jesus also used this illustration. ’The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread.’ – Slide 4
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‘Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.’ – Slide 5
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Jesus also explained, ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. – Slide 6
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‘In his excitement, he hid it again then sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.’ – Slide 7
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Jesus got people thinking by saying, ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. – Slide 8
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‘When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!’ – Slide 9
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Slide 10