Thy Kingdom Come
How does God work? What's He working toward? And how do we recognize it? Since God's ways are not our ways, this is often the mystery. To understand, we turn to the parables of Jesus—the stories He told to help the people of His day know what the kingdom of heaven is like.
Parables teach us that the kingdom of heaven isn't often at all like we thought—that God is at work on earth in ways that are surprising. Some of Jesus' hearers rejected what He said. Others adjusted their expectations and joined God in what He was doing. What kind of hearer are you?