Week 6
Day 40
Context Is King
(Practice-Read Matthew 13:33)

Matthew 13:33

He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”

Like idioms, parables have a surface meaning and a “parallel” meaning that is intended by the author or speaker. The above parable is one in a whole chapter of parables that Matthew records for us that Jesus gave. Each parable explains one or two characteristics of the “kingdom of heaven.” Read Matthew 13 and for each parable, give one or two characteristics of the kingdom Jesus was focusing on… 

Parable of the sower

Parable of the weeds

Parable of the mustard seed

Parable of the hidden treasure

Parable of the pearl

Parable of the net

With each of these parables emphasizing a slightly different aspect of the kingdom of heaven (God), what is the meaning behind the parable of the yeast?

Memory Verses
Primary Verse:

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15
Secondary Verse:

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Hebrews 4:12-13
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