It is imperative that we understand that every one of the parables that Jesus taught relate to the kingdom of God in some way. It would be impossible to separate what Jesus taught apart from His kingdom. Some are more direct than others, but all give us a view of the kingdom of God.
Given to Know Ministries is the teaching ministry of Steve Shirreffs. He is a called teacher to the Body of Christ with an emphasis on sound doctrine to preach and teach the principles of the kingdom of God. He has over twenty five years of disciplined study and ministry experience ranging from drug and alcohol group programs, family and marriage counseling, and as a church pastor. Steve holds two college degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal and Group Communication and a Bachelor of Ministry in Theology. Steve is called to teach and preach the Gospel of the kingdom of God as both our present reality and our future hope, and to see churches, families and individuals walk in the fullness of all that Jesus has won for us through His life, death, resurrection and authority! The basis is sound doctrine founded on Biblical truth - the proclamation of the fact that Jesus is Lord and there is no other! Steve and his wife Robin have been married for over thirty years and have three adult children, Hannah, Joshua and Kara. They currently reside in Conyers, Ga.