Seven Parables: Little Treasures pt.2


January 31st, 2021

42 mins 30 secs

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About this Episode

Rob Croyle continues to explore the parables in Matthew 13 with a message that challenges us in how we view God.

Sermon Notes:

P’SHAT – Surface. The truth that is found on a p’shat level can be incredibly profound and profoundly applied.
REMEZ – Hints. The rabbi has hidden a special treasure that is unlocked with a familiarity of the Old Testament text.
DRASH – Inquire or Seek. Drash is the idea of truth hidden in story. Once a student has found the hint in the Old Testament text, they are given tools that are going to help them unlock and understand the deeper meanings of the rabbi’s teaching. It should be noted here that the remez in a teaching is always up for debate.
SOD – Secret or Mystery. Sod is connected to mystery and cannot be learned or taught. Sod is a supernatural gift from God (or we might even say the Holy Spirit). An example of this is Peter’s great confession (Matthew 16) where Jesus remarks that “man has not revealed this to you, but only my Father who is in Heaven.”

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-46
Genesis 18: 3-6
Proverbs 2:1-5

Christ invites you to improve the soil of your heart.

Your Next Steps:

  1. Anchor yourself in the word of God.
  2. Remove the self-doubt and self-condemnation that hinder you from developing deep roots and chokes out what God is doing in your life.
  3. Share the blessing of your crop.