Kingdom Growth (Luke 13:10-21)

Throughout Luke’s gospel, the advancement of the kingdom of God has evoked one of two responses: acceptance or rejection. In the healing of the crippled woman in Luke 13, we see both (v.17). Immediately following this miracle, Jesus gives two parables to explain how, despite opposition, the kingdom of God would spread and make an impact, just like a mustard seed grows into a large tree and leaven spreads throughout an entire loaf of bread. In this sermon, Pastor Dave reminds us that the God’s saving rule in Jesus will continue to spread and triumph throughout the world, despite its humble beginnings and opposition from the kingdom of this world.