March 23, 2014
Luke 13:18-21 ESV:  He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it?  It 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.”  And again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God?  It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened.”
In this text, Jesus uses two ordinary objects, mustard seeds and leaven, to illustrate what the Kingdom of God is like so that we would fully enjoy His extraordinary Kingdom.
1. Insignificant Appearance
2. Distinct Identity
3. Steady Growth