Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
More Seeds and Weeds
Mustard seed grows to become a tree for shelter
Pastor Jerry continued his message of Jesus and his parables regarding "The Kingdom of God." He was reading from Matthew 13:31-33,
31 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
The farmers understood about land and seeds and also
The first story was the tiny Mustard seed that grows and
becomes like a tree sheltering those to come to find rest.
Perhaps it is like unto a small church that reaches out and
takes in the lost where they can discover “hope, love and peace.”
Today’s church bulletin had an interesting quote:“We can become so comfortable with our inner landscape
that we consistently uproot the “new life” God is trying to nurture in us.Growing into God means learning new discernment and some times being slower to weed our
This is a strange and alien world we live in.We ask “what is this world coming to?” as we
scan the news and view the media.There
is much suffering and heart ache.
All events in history are defined as either BC (before
Christ) or AD (After his death and resurrection)In AD God came into the world as flesh in His
Son Jesus.Jesus ushered in a new age
and the future begins NOW because He has promised us eternal life and He is
preparing many “rooms” for us in heaven.
Jesus continued his stories with leaven, a lost gold coin, a
treasure in a field, a pearl of great price and a drag net of fishes, all
likened to the Kingdom
Then He asked his disciples if they understood and they
Jesus encouraged his disciples to seek and find and to
search the scriptures for in them you find life.
For the most part they realized there was a deeper meaning
to these parables and knew that even in small things, God will bless and cause
growth to come.
Jesus said, The Kingdom of God is within you !!
May we realize that God is not discouraged with the size of
the seed, but He does expect it to grow.
Pastor asked, “Do you get it?’May we answer “YES, we understand.”