Matthew 13 Parables – Summary


Matthew 13 Parables – Summary

  • To the crowd:
    • The parable of the sower and the seedMt 13:1-9
      *1 sower – 1 seed{God’s word} – 4 soils
    • Explanation of the sower and seed –Mt 13:10-23
      => only the good seed in the good soil represents those in the kingdom of heaven
    • The parable of the weeds{tares}Mt 13:24-30
      *The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field
      *2 sowers – 2 seeds – 1 field
      => wheat{good seed} and tares{bad seed} separated at harvest
    • The parable of the mustard seedMt 13:31-32
      *The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field
      =>kingdom heaven = good seed{1 seed} = mustard seed
      =>small mustard seed faith in gospel{Lk 17:5-6;Mt 17:20;Mk 1:15} grows into tree of life = eternal life{2 Peter 1:5-8;Rom 1:16-17;Pro 11:30;Jn 17:3}
    • The parable of the leavenMt 13:33
      *The kingdom of heaven is like leaven
      =>kingdom heaven = good seed{1 seed} = leaven
      =>small leaven transforms 3 measures of flour{wheat-good seed} into enough bread to feed 100 people!
      =>spiritual wisdom transforms wheat into true food = bread of life = tree of life = eternal life{Pro 3:18;Jn 6:35,54-55;Jn 17:3}
  • To the disciples:
    • Explanation of the parable of the weeds –Mt 13:36-43
      * Son of man sows good seed in field = children of the kingdom; Field=world{not church}; Weeds{tares} = bad seed = children of evil one sown by devil
      =>Harvest{separation} at end of age; Reapers are angels directed by Son of man
      => good seed = wheat = children of kingdom enter kingdom of heaven
      => bad seed = weeds{tares} = children of evil one enter hell
    • Parables on the Kingdom of Heaven:
      • The parable of the hidden treasure and the pearl  –Mt 13:44-46
        *The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure, hidden in a field … Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls who found one of great price
        =>The treasure is similar to one pearl of great price, both are worth more than anything else possessed
        => Similar to rich young man {Mt 19:16-30;Mk 10:17-30;Lk18:18-30}
        *Here the treasure in heaven was eternal life
        => Both the treasure and the pearl are knowing Christ and eternal life {Jn 17:3;Mt 19:16,21,29;Pro 3:15,18;Col 2:2-3}
      • The parable of the drag net cast into the sea  –Mt 13:47-50
        *The kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, gathering fish of every kind
        => similar to sower  *seed{God’s word} scattered offered to all the field=world BUT only seed in good soil enter heaven; The dragnet = gospel/God’s word offered to all where it is cast = the sea{humanity Rev 17:15} BUT only the good fish – those who believe the gospel enter heaven; the bad – this who do not believe enter hell {Jn 3:16-18}
        => drag net cast into sea = judgement of humanity *none will escape {similar to separation of sheep & goats =>At the end of age the Son of man – the righteous judge{2Tim 4:8} directs the separation Mt 25:31-46}
      • The parable of the new and old treasure  –Mt 13:51-52
    • Jesus – prophet no honor in his own country because of unbelief –Mt 13:53-58
      =>unbelief prevents one from entering kingdom of heaven and eternal life {Jn 3:16-18}



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One Response to “Matthew 13 Parables – Summary”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    :)  notice the seed that is “unguarded”/not “treasured” is snatched away, withers, or is choked out!

    Do not lose “sight” of God’s Word-Keep them in your heart
    Guard your heart with all diligence!!
    -Proverbs 4:20-23


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