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God’s Kingdom Grows

Jesus uses two common, everyday objects from His day to describe the Kingdom of God.  These two tiny parables describe the rule and reign of God.  These two tiny objects, a mustard seed and yeast, grow into something much larger.  Jesus’ Kingdom began small, with 12 followers.  But it has grown into a worldwide movement!  Hundreds and hundreds of millions of people claim Christ as Savior and Lord.  Mustard seeds weigh about 2 mg, but a single seed can grow into a tree that is 10 to 15 feet high!  Big enough for birds to perch in its branches.  A small amount of yeast can permeate a huge amount of dough and make a large difference.
There are no small corners of the Kingdom, just people with small Kingdom minds.  God’s Kingdom is HUGE!  Why?  Because His grace is HUGE and His love covers over a multitude of sins.  The forgiveness that Jesus offers is for everyone.  Our job, as His followers, is to share the Good News of His love with everyone we meet!  Everyone needs to know about God’s love and His Son.  Until the whole world hears, our job is not finished.  We cannot rest for even a moment.  By God’s grace, His Kingdom will continue to grow and more people will hear about the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

Luke 13:18-21 (NIV)

The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast

18 Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.”

20 Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? 21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”

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