Of Mustard Seeds and Leaven

Read Daniel 2:34-45 with Matthew 13:31-35

The Parables of the Mustard Seed and Leaven set forth the growth of the Kingdom of Heaven. That growth is on two fronts: a visible, extensive, and exponential growth throughout the whole world; and a hidden, intensive, and transformational growth in the lives of people, and in the world. The Lord Jesus spoke these parables to encourage the church, that though the work of sowing is hard, he will prosper those labours.