The Parable of the Mustard Seed: Matthew 13-32 (2018.10.07)

October 9th, 2018 | Daniel Read

As we begin a time of discernment as a church community, April Karli reminds us of our identity as Austin Mustard Seed. The parable of the mustard seed has long been a story told within our community. The seed, that was only supposed to grow into a small weed, became a tree and the birds of the air made their home in its branches. The hope of this community as we live out the Kingdom of God has been that we could be a place where any person could find their home. Even at a time in the life of our community that can feel uprooting, we know and trust that God is with us an will continue leading us.

From the Sermon

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 seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”

-Matthew 13:31-32

“Discernment, in a most general sense, is the capacity to recognize and respond to the presence and the activity of God–both in the ordinary moments and in the larger decisions of our lives.”

-Ruth Haley Barton


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