"lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them" Gospel of Matthew Chapter 13 verses 24-30. This parable has been ignored too often throughout Christian history.
"So that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof." Gospel of Matthew Chapter 13 verses 31-32. It is quite unnatural for a mustard seed to grow into a tree. Why then do so many believe this to be a good thing?
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23 To confuse God's gift and God's prize is to fail to "rightly divide the word of truth." 2nd Timothy 2:15
"Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? 1st Corinthians 9:24. God's prize will not be won by all of His children. We must first learn how to run before we may obtain.
"For ye are bought with a price" 1st Corinthians 6:20. The Lord Jesus Christ sold all that He had and bought the pearl of great price. This second parable in the house applies to the church, which is His body.
Just as Abraham was twice justified, so must we be to be called a friend of God. Discussed in this show is the hope of our calling and its relation to God's prize.
God has set Israel aside (Romans 11:25) as He gathers every kind from the sea. The third and final parable in the house of Matthew Chapter 13 verses 47-48.
The overthrow of Israel in the wilderness is an example for all believers. It is written for our admonition, and relates directly to the prize of God. 1st Corinthians Chapter 10.
Israel has always been God's "peculiar treasure" Exodus 19:5. Thankfully for the Gentiles He bought the whole field for the treasure hidden therein. Gospel of Matthew Chapter 13 verse 44.