MELPA LUTHERAN CHURCH- EXODUS CONGREGATION, PORT MORESBY,PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Exodus Congregation is one of the Regional Fellowship areas outside of Melpa Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea Head Quarter in Mount Hagen. Exodus Congregation in Port Moresby, the Capital City of Papua New Guinea. It started within a family with few individuals with the strength and Power of the Holi Spirit. It has expanded over a period of ten years and now it has 6 House Prayers at certain suburbs in Port Moresby

Jesus explains Kingdom of Heaven in Parables

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Today's bible discussions are based on the Gospel of Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52.  In this scriptures, Jesus explains to the people how the Kingdom of heaven is like in several parables to make them understand well.

These parables include:
  • The Parable of mustard Seed (Matt13;31-32)
  • The Parable of the Yeast (Matt.13:33)
  • The Parable of the Hidden Treasure (Matt.13:44)
  • The Parable of the Pearl (Matt.13:45,46)
  • The Parable of the Net (Matt.13:47-50)
Jesus expressed how Kingdom of heaven is like in parables.
Jesus said, " Kingdom of heaven is like this:
  • a man takes a mustard seed and sows it in his field. it is the smallest of all seeds, but when it grows up, it is the biggest of all plants.(Matt13;31-32)
  • a woman takes some yeast and mixes with bushel of flour until the whole batch of dough rises.(Matt.13:33)
  • a man happen to find a hidden treasure in a field. He covers it up again, and is so happy that he goes sells everything he has, and goes back and buys that field.(Matt.13:44)
  • a man is looking for fine pearls, and when he find one that is unusually fine, he goes sells everything he has and buys that pearl.(Matt.13:45,46)
  • some fishermen throw their net out in the lake and catch all kinds of fish. When the net is full, they pull it to the shore and sit down to divide the fish; the good ones go into the buckets, the worthless ones are thrown away . It will be like this at the end of the age; the angels will go out and gather evil people from among the good and throw them into the fiery furnace, where they will cry and gnash their teeth." (Matt.13:47-50)
Few discussions can to centered around and connect these series of parables that Jesus taught the disciples and the people. The people who are belong to the Kingdom of heaven are like a seed planted by Son of man. How they grow is the work of the Holy Spirit and no one understands and see but it is by faith. How it expands or rises is the work of the Holy Spirit. 

Kingdom of heaven is like a hidden treasure or like a precious pearl. In order to have or secure the hidden treasure  or the precious pearl, it will cause us everything. It will take our time, efforts and resources in order to secure the pearl or the hidden treasure. We have to sacrifice everything to secure the Kingdom of heaven with faith. When we continue to be in the counsel of the Lord and obey all his commandments and off course sacrifice everything to support church and ministries. When we do that all the time, we may never know but by the Grace of God and through the work of Holy Spirit we can be counted as the people who belong to  the Kingdom of Heaven.

So friends and love ones, God's word is plain clear that evil people will be gathered and thrown into the fiery furnace and they will cry and gnash their teeth. And people who belong to the Kingdom will be save by God's Grace.

So which group do you wish to be in? I want to be saved by the Grace of the Lord and be counted as someone belong to the Kingdom of Heaven.

May the Lord bless this words into your hearts now and forever.

 Amen!
courtesy of Exodus Youth


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