Mustard Seed: Why We GO!
A fresh reminder as to why we go. Jesus highlights the qualities of the mustard seed, likening it to the Kingdom of heaven. The seed starts as the smallest of seeds, yet becomes the greatest of all the herbs. In fact, it becomes a tree so big even the birds of the air can nest in it. Check out this 2 minute inspirational video speaking about the Kingdom of heaven, who we are, and why we’re here.
Jesus and the mustard seed
“Another parable He put forth to them, saying: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.’” (Matthew 13:31-32)
Then He said, “To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it?It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth; but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade.’” (Mark 4:30-32)
“Then He said, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and put in his garden; and it grew and became a large tree, and the birds of the air nested in its branches.’” (Luke 13:18-19)
Who We Are In Christ
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)
“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree,’” (Galatians 3:13)
“And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree,” (Romans 11:17)
“Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,” (Ephesians 1:5)
By the work of Christ alone we are united in Christ, heirs of the Kingdom of God. Therefore, we sow the seed of the Gospel that all may call on the name of the Lord and be saved.
Reminded by the humblest of seeds: the mustard seed.