Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor
Selected Text: Matthew 13
Description: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed….”
But the disciples – and everyone else in first century Palestine, for that matter – were expecting something quite different. In their minds it was to be a mustard tree…. big, not small…. conquering, war-like, not peaceful.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues the groundwork for our introduction to the book of Revelation and shares how Jesus revealed what the Kingdom of Heaven would be like through parables. And it was with these that He revealed there is a “now” part of the kingdom and a “not yet” part of the kingdom.
Yes, the kingdom will one day be like a mustard tree. It will one day bring forth a reward to the Lord’s faithful and a time of judgement to the Lord’s enemies… but not yet.
For now it must start small and grow, as God continues to tarry in His grace and mercy, and His kingdom continues to expand through the preaching of the Gospel of grace.