Have you ever wondered why the world is still so bad? Even worse, have you wondered why the church falls short so often? You are not the first to be troubled with these thoughts. Even people who were witnesses of the earthly ministry of Jesus questioned His methods. John the Baptist knew that Jesus was Lord and Savior, but months later as he faced execution he questioned whether Jesus really was the one he had been waiting for. Everyone expected the world to be changed when the Messiah arrived. For John the Baptist, things weren’t better. They were worse. It is for this reason that Jesus explained the Kingdom of heaven in parables.