Advancing the Conversation of Jesus

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Have you ever wanted to make a difference? A real difference? According to Jesus, you can make a significant difference in spreading the Good News of the Kingdom, just by being who you are and where you’ve been positioned.

Just as a small seed contains the power to grow into a large, strong bush, so the Kingdom of God experiences incredible growth and impact. Jesus uses another image of the Kingdom of God: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.” (Matthew 13) This time, Jesus describes the experience of growth of the Kingdom of God as yeast introduced into a lump of dough. This growth is inevitable and irreversible in nature.

So, where are you positioned in life? Where have you been placed to have Kingdom impact? A teacher? An executive? A manager? A mother or father? A grandparent? A political or religious leader? A clerk, nurse, doctor?

The principle of the yeast is that wherever you are placed, you must be all there! Be all there for the experience and spread of the Kingdom. In comparison, all other programs, people, and powers will let you down. They all will come and go, but the Kingdom of God will last forever. AND, the King of kings will last forever, too! Following after Jesus and the Kingdom provide for me the ultimate purpose for my life that directs my path every day!

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