Hidden in Plain Sight: The Parables of Jesus
More Than a One-Liner (11 AM)
The parable of the mustard seed is featured in three of the four Gospels, each version varying some from the others. Rather than getting hung up on the details that differentiate, let's focus on what might actually symbolize the kingdom of God in the parable: the life and hope contained within each mustard seed. Join us as we consider our role in ushering in God's kingdom.
Jesus was a master storyteller. He knew just how to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. And though life in first-century Palestine was very different from life today, many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories fail to honor that reality. Join us as we discover Jesus’ short stories, or parables, anew and delve into what they might mean for our lives today.