Matthew 13:31-33 — The kingdom of heaven is like sin

gospelthread: Jesus is the humble seed who died and was put in the ground, ushering in a kingdom that spreads irresistibly throughout the whole world.

Matthew 13:45-46 — Economics for Dummies

gospelthread: Jesus is the merchant who gave up everything to make one glorious purchase and show his people that, in the kingdom’s economy, true wealth means losing everything to gain him.

Matthew 17:14-20 — If you had any faith at all

gospelthread: We cannot move mountains with our words, but God did. On a hill, hanging in agony, still believing on our behalf, the Word of God threw the mountain of our sin into the ocean of God’s mercy. He is faithful even when we fail.