Mustard & Leaven Parables
24 January 2021 AM – Matthew 13:31-35 – Parables21 – Scott Childs
Introduction: The parables before us today have been interpreted in many ways; therefore, we must proceed carefully. We must interpret the terms consistently with the other parables in this chapter as well as similar terms elsewhere in the Bible. Commentator G. Campbell Morgan gives this wise advice, “Whatever the popular interpretation may be, it is not therefore necessarily the correct one. It may be correct, but popularity is not any guarantee of accuracy.” Some have taken these parables to teach that Christ’s kingdom will grow and make the world better and better. That certainly has not happened.
Transition: Thus, I want us to examine the terms used in these real-to-life stories, find the main truth taught, and make personal applications.
The Parable of the Mustard Seed