The Kingdom is Like…a Treasure, a Pearl

The Kingdom is Like…a Treasure, a Pearl

Chris Breslin
Matthew 13:44-52

“What do we really believe? I mean, believe in such a way that our lives depend on it?” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“The kingdom is not the pearl, and it is not the merchant. The kingdom is what comes after ‘it is like…’” –Amy-Jill Levine

“The kingdom is not a thing after all, but a verb, and it can be entered into only by some approximation of those five verbs.” –Richard Lischer


Further Parables Reading

Sowing and Reaping by Emil Bruner

Matthew: A Commentary (Vol 1: Christbook) by Frederick Dale Bruner

Matthew: A Commentary (Vol 2: Churchbook) by Frederick Dale Bruner

Kingdom, Grace, Judgment by Robert Farrar Cappon

The Power of Parable by John Dominic Crossan

Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine

Reading the Parables by Richard Lischer

Kingdom Conspiracy by Scot McKnight

Stories with Intent by Klyne Snodgrass


Isaiah 55:8-9

Philippians 3:7-9

Matthew 19:21-22

Matthew 5:33

Hebrews 12:2

Luke 10:21-24

Isaiah 55:1-2

Wesley’s Covenant Prayer


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