Approach: Reading several passages that reveal conflicting information about the Kingdom of God.

Hermeneutic objective: Observe how apparent inconsistencies reveal our biblical hermeneutics and how a chiasm in Matthew 13 is telling.

Theological objective: The Kingdom of God is associated with the person of Jesus Christ; the kingdom was near and among us while He was on earth and in the future until He returns. This is one of the secrets of the Kingdom of God, which disbelieving Jews failed to grasp, because they did not know God's word, did not believe the testimony of John the Baptist, and did not believe Jesus' work of miracles.