Gospel of Matthew

The Parables

The Parable of the Soils

Matthew 13:1-23

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson begins his exposition of Jesus' parables with the Parable of the Soils, or Parable of the Sower.

The Tares and the Wheat, or Satan in the Kingdom

Matthew 13:24-30 Matthew 13:36-44

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson continues his interpretation of the parables of Jesus with an exposition of the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares.

The Mustard Seed, Leaven and the Growth of the Kingdom

Matthew 13:31-35

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson discusses Jesus' parables which symbolize the specific nature of the Messianic kingdom.

A Treasure, a Pearl, a Fisherman’s Net

Matthew 13:44-51

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson concludes his exposition of the parables of Jesus found in Matthew chapter 13 with a study of the stories that describe the divine kingdom as a thing of great value.

The Beheading of a Baptist

Matthew 13:51- 14:12

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson discusses the final portion of the parables found in the Gospel of Matthew, followed by the news that John the Baptist has been murdered by King Herod.