As Jesus’ ministry moved into full swing, his identity began to be questioned by friend and foe alike. John the Baptist who languished in prison sent messengers to ask Jesus, “Are you really the Messiah?” The religious leaders relentlessly attacked and slandered Jesus demanding that he provide some type of sign. Even his mother Mary and some of his siblings came to round him up for his own good! Interestingly, later that day, Jesus taught a whole set of parables. The first came with a full explanation in order to help shed light on the ones that followed that didn’t come with an explanation. They were his Kingdom of God parables. Each of these parables carried truth that was in hidden plain sight. Jesus was right in front of them, but they couldn’t see him. Why? What are these truths? What is the nature of the Kingdom of God? Why couldn’t even his own family recognize that Jesus, their brother who shared a room with them, was the Messiah? In this series, we’ll tackle some of these questions and more as we take on the challenge to enter into the wonder of Jesus’ Kingdom of God parables!