Matthew explains the Kingdom of God through a series of parables.
What is a parable?
It is a story where nothing makes sense.
It is a short story with a hidden meaning.
It is a complicated story that no-one can understand.
Why did Jesus use parables?
Other teachers used them.
He wanted to confuse people.
Only really clever people could understand them.
What happened to the weeds that were in the field among the grain?
The young shoots were immediately picked and destroyed.
They died because they didn’t have enough water.
At harvest time they were collected first, bound up and burned.
In the parable of the sower, where did the seed not fall?
on good soil
among thorn bushes
on sandy ground
What happened to the seed that fell on the path?
It was blown away.
It was eaten by birds.
It turned into a weed.
In the parable of the lost sheep, what did the shepherd do with his other sheep?
He abandoned them until he found the one lost sheep.
He left them with another shepherd until he found the lost sheep.
He took them with him when searching for the lost sheep.
What did the owner agree to pay the first men he hired?
two silver coins
a day’s wages
Why did the first men who were hired complain?
The people who were hired later received the same pay.
The people who were hired later were lazy.
The people who were hired after them finished before them.
What is the parable of the wedding feast about?
This parable is about the exclusivity of the Kingdom of God.
This parable is about the growth of the Kingdom of God.
This parable is about the universal nature of the Kingdom of God.
What did the invited guests do to the servants the second time they came for them?
They mistreated and murdered them.
They sent them back to the king.
They drove them out of the city.