Monday Mission - Parable of the Yeast

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Monday Mission - Parable of the Yeast

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31

Monday Mission
Hand covered in flour making bread.

Our pastor recently gave a great message on the Parable of the Yeast that I would like to recap. This is from Luke 13:20-21, 20 Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? 21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds[a] of flour until it worked all through the dough.” When active yeast is mixed into dough a transformation happens. The kingdom of God needs to be the yeast in our lives, transforming us.

Jesus did not warn the disciples to be careful around those who did not believe the same things, but he did warn them to be careful around those who did believe but did not practice it. The good news is that the Kingdom of God is stronger than the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

The thing to remember is yeast that is left out and not used loses its ability to be effective. We need to remember to call on God for everything and don’t just let Him sit there unused. With Christ in us, our presence around people will make Jesus evident to others in our neighborhood, work, churches, etc.

Looking at the word mixed, it means hidden within. Yeast needs to be mixed into the flour. You can’t see the yeast, but once mixed it, it begins to work, and the dough rises. Looking at Jesus as yeast, He/God, came to earth “hidden” in human flesh. Through his death, the rest of the world may rise. Once mixed in, yeast cannot be stopped. Just as when we actively mix Christ into our lives, His Kingdom will be known to those around us whether we try or not.

Another reason this is a great example given by Jesus is because this was an everyday activity done by those in that time period. Just as cooking was an everyday necessity for survival, we need to daily actively mix Jesus and His kingdom into our lives.

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