I'm sorry I passed this chapter up. I read several chapters and then broke them up into consumable bites and ended up leaving this one out.
The basic premise of this chapter is that Jesus preferred to speak in parables to illustrate his lessons.
He also seems to like seeds. Perhaps if he lived inland he would have been a farmer instead of a carpenter/savior.
I/We WILL be cast into flames!!!
13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
I didn't think a fiery hell was actually mentioned in the Bible until Revelations.
So, did Jesus have brothers and sisters or is that how they referred to his friends and followers?
We finish with people in the synagogue (the priests I assume) not being to happy with Jesus teaching these new fangled ideas to the masses. They still think a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.