Virtual Rooted Group

Rooted – Mustard Seeds (19th July 2020)

Welcome

Hey everyone! 

This is our last session while we take a break for the summer holidays. Remember that our church is not a building but a community. We can’t wait to see you as soon as it’s safe to do so. In the meantime keep doing the good things we know you have been doing!

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In life, we all start small – literally, and eventually, we get bigger, older, and wiser.

There’s a parable in the Bible that helps us understand how God can take something that’s small and into turning it into something huge.

Last week we looked at the parable of the sower. Let’s take a look at another one of Jesus’ shorter parables found in Matthew 13.

The Bible says Jesus was sitting by a lake and such large crowds gathered that He got in a boat and sat in it while the people stood on the shore.

He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown, it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”
Matthew
13:31-32

In this passage, Jesus is sharing how this smallest of seeds can blossom into something big.

Think about this… Jesus spent a small amount of time on earth, but the results were tremendous.
When you look at a tiny mustard seed, it is barely even visible.

The small mustard seed can grow to be a large tree between 6 to 20-feet tall, depending on the variety of mustard seed.

That might not seem like a big deal to you but look at how small it is.

At the time Jesus shared this He was about to start his earthly ministry.

Although it was small in numbers, it would have an impact on all of mankind.

The effects would be so huge, that throughout history everyone would see it.

Jesus took a group of disciples, just a few people, and changed the world… and our lives here today.

You may have times that you feel insignificant or very small.

Sometimes you may feel like there is not much you can do, but that couldn’t be further from the truth!

God can use you to accomplish great things for His kingdom and only He knows your full potential.

In this parable, He was trying to show how something so small could grow significantly large.

God can take the smallest thing and make it huge; He can use you to grow the kingdom if you allow Him to work through your life.

Tasks for the summer!

Keep on praising God! 

  • Join in with your family watching the online services.
  • Pray
  • Read your Bibles
  • Use the Bible app to read, listen or watch the story of God.
  • Listen to worship songs

Whichever way you find to spend time God, keep doing it! You are feeding, watering and nurturing your mustard tree!