Parable of the Mustard Seed

Jesus' parable story of how a man planted a tiny mustard seed and it grew into a plant large enough for the birds to perch in.

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Mustard Seed Flip Chart Cover Page
SCRIPTURE: MATTHEW 13:31-32 31 He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 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."
Mustard Seed Flip Chart How To
These lessons and illustrations were created using paper flip charts and colored markers. You can print these out from PowerPoint and use as regular flip charts. Print the illustrations on one side of the paper and the notes on the other. You can also simply present them from your computer. These lessons are copyrighted but are provided free for your use. You may use them as long as you don’t charge money for them. If you wish to use them in a commercial project, email Terry Taylor for permission.
Jesus Tells a Parable
Jesus told many parables that began, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like…” (Review meaning and definition of the word “parable.”) Many people use the description that a parable is an earthly story with a Heavenly meaning.
A Man Plants A Mustard Seed
One day he told a parable and it said this: The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed, which is the very smallest of seeds, but when it is planted in the ground it becomes the largest of plants.
Mustard Seed Tree Plant
In fact, it becomes as big as a small tree—big enough for birds to come and perch in its branches.
The Kingdom Church
How is the Kingdom of Heaven like a mustard seed? In Bible times the people thought the Kingdom of Heaven was a land with a king on earth but Jesus was saying that the kingdom was the church.
The Kingdom Covers the World
How is the Kingdom of Heaven like a mustard seed? Well, it started real small with just a few people in the city of Jerusalem. Before you know it, we read in the Bible that the church had spread all over the world. Today we see that the Lord is being worshipped all over the world, too

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