Approach: Reading the last parable in Jesus' series on the Kingdom of God, the Parable of the Dragnet (Matt 13:47-52).

Hermeneutic objective: Practicing the skill of observation and figures of speech.

Theological objective: Through the Parable of the Dragnet, the disciples see a picture of final Judgment. Jesus ascribes to Himself the role of Judge. He directs His angels to remove the wicked. The righteous left behind enter the kingdom of heaven.