The Parables of the Mustard Seed and Yeast
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The Parables of the Mustard Seed and Yeast

Luke 13:18-21  (ID: 1546)

What is the Kingdom of God like? Jesus answered this question by comparing God’s Kingdom to two surprisingly simple household items: a mustard seed and yeast mixed in flour. In this examination of Luke 13, Alistair Begg unpacks those comparisons to teach us how we can each play a part in the Kingdom. Despite its seemingly small beginnings, there is no limit to Christ’s transforming power in our world.


The Mustard Seed and the Leaven

18He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.”

20And again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened.”

Copyright © 2020, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.