Jesus Parable of the Mustard Seed

  Jesus Parable of the Mustard Seed

What is Jesus' Parable of the Mustard Seed?

Jesusí parable of the mustard seed is recorded in Matthew 13:

"He told them another parable: 'The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.'

"He told them still another parable: 'The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.'

"Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: 'I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world'" (Matthew 13:31-35).

Jesusí Parable of the Mustard Seed Explained
In Jesus' parable of the mustard seed, He uses a tree coming from a seed to represent kingdom growth. He is predicting that while His group of followers will grow extremely large from just a small start, it will not remain pure. The parable of the mustard seed is both a prediction and a warning.

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