March 30, 2014 | Rev. Doug Hucke
We have received in Jesus Christ a priceless gift: redemption and salvation. And yet a lot of us live as though we are not sure of its value. Jesus says the Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. What is the possession or practice or opinion or other thing holding you back from recognizing and claiming this treasure?
One of Jesus' favorite teaching methods was the parable, and parables in Matthew address a favorite subject, the Kingdom. Over the centuries his parables have been subject to extremes of interpretation, both overly allegorical and overly simplistic. In reality Jesus used parables to both reveal and conceal important information, depending on who was listening.