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): Facebook: Instagram: YouTube: Thanks to the followHIM team: Shannon Sorensen: Executive Producer, Sponsor David & Verla Sorensen: Sponsors Dr. Hank Smith: Co-host John Bytheway: Co-host David Perry: Producer Kyle Nelson: Marketing, Sponsor Lisa Spice: Client Relations, Editor, Show Notes Jamie Neilson: Social Media, Graphic Design Will Stoughton: Video Editor Krystal Roberts: Translation Team, English & French Transcripts, Website Ariel Cuadra: Spanish Transcripts "Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" by Marshall McDonald