David denHartog teaches from Matthew 13:24-43, part of the “What’s in the Box?” series. The people of Israel were longing for and expecting a Messiah. However, the Jesus that came wasn’t what they were expecting and so they rejected him and the offer of a physical kingdom was withdrawn. Matthew 13 describes the new form of the kingdom that was offered. In verses 24-43, there are two dominant themes: the great growth of the kingdom of heaven on earth and the growth of evil within it.
Additional Scripture references: II Timothy 2:17-19; Revelation 7:9-10; Acts 20:29-30; I Timothy 4:1; II Timothy 3:13; II Thessalonians 2:2-4