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Following Jesus means learning to live in His Kingdom. That is why Jesus, in Matthew 6:33, invites us to “seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness.” The best place to start to learn to seek the Kingdom of God is the Sermon on the Mount. Download curriculum for The Sermon on the Mount below.

The most famous teaching method employed by Jesus was the parable. Because the parables include stories of mustard seeds, and fishermen, and soil, and hidden treasure, we think that they are simple stories intended to make the truths of Jesus more accessible to his listeners, kind of like the Children’s Sermon that many churches used to have. But the truth is that Jesus used parables for a different, almost completely opposite reason altogether. Download curriculum for The Parables of Jesus below.

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Sermon on the Mount

Kingdom Blessedness (Matt. 5:1-12)

Kingdom Influence (Matt. 5:13-16)

Kingdom Righteousness (Matt. 5:17-20)

Kingdom Righteousness in Action (Matt. 5:21-48)

Kingdom Disciplines: Giving and Fasting (Matt 6:1-4, 16-18)

Kingdom Communication: Pray Then in This Way (Matt 6:6-14)

Kingdom Focus: Where Your Heart Is (Matt. 6:19-24)

Kingdom Trust: Seek First the Kingdom (Matt. 6:25-34)

Kingdom Judgement: Pearls and Swine (Matt. 7:1-6)

Kingdom Requests: Ask, Seek, Knock (Matt. 7:7-12)

Kingdom Choice: Enter by the Narrow Gate (Matt. 7:13-14)

Kingdom Foundations: House on the Rock (Matt 7:15-27)

The Parables of Jesus

Hide and Seek: The Reason for Parables (Matthew 13:10-17, 34-35)

Kingdom Competition: The Four Soils (Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23)

Kingdom Growth: Mustard Seed (Matthew 13:31-32)

Kingdom Change: A Little Leaven (Matthew 13:33)

Kingdom Cost: Hidden Treasure & Costly Pearl (Matthew 13:44-45)

Kingdom Sifting: Handling Hypocrites (Matthew. 13:24-30; 36-43; 47-50)

Kingdom Contrast: The Bridegroom, The Unshrunk Cloth, & New Wine (Matt 9:9-17)

Kingdom Concern: The Lost Sheep (Matthew 18:10-14)

Kingdom Condition: The Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18:23-35)

Kingdom Trust: Laborers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16)

Kingdom Call: The Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:2-14)

Kingdom Stewardship: Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30)

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