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The Kingdom of Heaven is Like . . .

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed…

A mustard seed! Why so small, why not a bulb or something bigger?
Come on, you can do better than that!

The Kingdom of Heaven is like yeast…

Yeast! Bacteria! Now we’re supposed to be germs!

The Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field…

Now we have to go treasure hunting! Aren’t we too old for this kind of playing Indiana Jones?

The Kingdom of Heaven is indescribable and difficult to understand.

Lord, help us through parables to see what cannot be seen,
to experience what has yet to come,
to dream what is not yet, but can become.
Lord, help us understand the Kingdom of Heaven.


The Rev. Nathan Decker is the pastor of the South Sussex Charge of the Petersburg District of the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Nathan has great love for the diversity and inspiration of God's creative nature in worship.

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