June 4, 2015

luke13-20

Luke 13:18-35

The say goes dynamite comes in small packets.

Jesus starts with the smallest, most insignificant, but be forewarned it grows to be extremely powerful. The mustard seed and yeast both start off as something small and grow to become something much larger than you would think is possible. Jesus compares the kingdom of God to these two small items. As gospel people, small in comparison to the world, we go into this world doing what we do to live, to earn an income, to sit and visit with friends and so doing allow the seed and yeast of the kingdom of God to grow. We are planted to make a difference; not for ourselves but for the kingdom of God. It is evangelism in action.

This was true for my life. The little things people did when I was growing up left an impression on me to serve God and his kingdom. Seeing the gospel lived out in concrete ways made the messages personal to me, and that is why I want to live out the gospel in the same way, to pass on what I have received to others; God’s gospel lived out and growing and infecting the world.

Prayer: Lord as your yeast came into us and changed us, so use each and every one of us to be the same change for the growth of your kingdom. Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by Dieter Punt, Pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Troutman, NC.

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One Response to June 4, 2015

  1. Danny Ward says:

    God knows our hearts more than we know. He had my path chosen before I was born. My desire was to enter a Bible College when I was discharged from the Navy. But I had a family to support and took on a job instead. But God had the big picture. I was to learn from life experiences before becoming a missionary. We believe that sitting in church will make us Christians. But we see here in the passage in Luke that simply is not true. We need to be the yeast that expands, that grows to be effective for Christ.

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