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Thinking Through the Gospel of Matthew Day 14 - Small Seed, Big Impact. Don't Waste your Seed.

Matthew 13:31-32 - 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, 32 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.”


A gardener, prompted by curiosity, counted the seed pods on a medium-sized mustard plant. There were 85. The average number of seeds in each pod was eight. Since two crops in a given year could be matured, the gardener figured that it was possible in the interim between February and mid-October to

produce a yield of 462,000 seeds, all from one original plant. Many other species of plants far exceed that increase. If the seed of a mustard plant can produce that kind of result, IMAGINE what the Spiritual seed that God gives us can do!

  1. What is a small thing you can do to make a big impact for Christ?

  2. In what ways has your Christian life grown to bless others (like the mustard seed becoming a big shrub)?

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