Bigger Isn't Always Better


As I get older, I am learning the truth of bigger isn't always better.

It isn't a political statement or a philosophy though you could make that argument based on the world economic system.  Take churches for instance.  Large churches and small churches usually have the same problems.  The difference is the number of zeros you add.  Are you short 1 volunteer in a small church?  You're likely short 10 or even 100 in larger churches.

Perspective is key.  Watch the video...



Jesus really like the word picture of the mustard seed.  He used it to describe both the kingdom of God and faith.  Based on what Jesus said, they are similar: it is all in perspective.  Don't miss the significance of the small seeds and whatever you do, don't shortchange your faith.  Whatever faith you've got, plant it.  It won't grow until you do.  For that matter, don't try to cling so much to your idea of God's kingdom being in need of you.  God's kingdom started with one rabbi and twelve disciples.  Go figure.

Finally, Jesus said: What is God's kingdom like? What story can I use to explain it?  It is like what happens when a mustard seed is planted in the ground. It is the smallest seed in all the world.  Mark 4:30-31 CEV


May I Ask?  When have you been most surprised by a small thing growing into something huge?  What did you learn?

May I Suggest?  Commit to doing a Random Act of Kindness everyday during the days leading up to Easter.  AND if you live in Forsyth County, join us for ONE GREAT DAY OF SERVICE at Cumming FUMC on March 24th!

Ken is the Associate Pastor at Cumming First United Methodist and lead preacher for the NEW 9:51 Worship service meeting each Sunday morning.

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