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Follow Him Podcast: Matt 13; Luke 8; 13 Part 1 • Dr. Daniel Becerra • Mar. 20 – Mar. 26

How can riches deceive us? Dr. Daniel Becerra explores the Parable of the Wheat and Tares and examines the themes of the Kingdom of Heaven in Luke and Matthew. Dr. Becerra also examines the role of Jesus’s family and women in his discipleship.

  • 00:00 Part 1–Dr. Daniel Becerra
  • 00:51 Introduction of Dr. Daniel Becerra
  • 02:36 Parables in Luke 8 and maternal imagery in Luke 13
  • 03:58 Kingdom of Heaven
  • 05:13 Jesus and his family 
  • 06:24 Women and Jesus’s ministry
  • 07:56 Jesus actually spoke in parables and names vary
  • 09:30 Parables and parabolas
  • 11:15 Why parables?
  • 13:20 Four Keys 
  • 17:10 Mustard Seed and Parable of Leaven
  • 21:22 Parable of the Net and Parable of the Wheat and Tares
  • 32:10 Spiritual sprinters
  • 33:46 Opposition in gardening and life
  • 36:28 Worldliness and worry
  • 40:40 Evidence money doesn’t solve all our problems
  • 41:50 Be Happy: Simple Secrets to a Happier Life by Hank Smith
  • 43:19 How do riches deceive us?
  • 44:52 Good ground and good fruit
  • 50:11 Jesus encourages followers to listen
  • 52:59 Parable of the Treasures
  • 54:56 End of Part I- Dr. Daniel Becerra

Show Notes (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese):

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