Scott Grant - August 10, 2008
Seeds of Significance
The parable of the seed explains that the kingdom, contrary to expectations, is coming neither visibly nor suddenly. The message will do its work, bearing fruit for the kingdom in and through the lives of those who believe it. The parable of the mustard seed explains that neither Jesus nor his followers nor his vision of the kingdom should be dismissed because of an inconspicuous beginning. An inconspicuous beginning does not negate the possibility of a glorious end. The parables encourage us to faithfully be about the work of the kingdom despite apparent ineffectiveness.
Scripture References: Mark 4:26-34