June 16, 2024

“The Mysterious Growth of the Mustard Seed Kingdom”

Jim Somerville

Dr. Jim Somerville, Pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and Co-Founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday, preaches a sermon from Mark 4:26-34 called, “The Mysterious Growth of the Mustard Seed Kingdom.” “Jesus says the Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed and then takes a nap,” Somerville says. “I think he means the growth of the Kingdom is a mystery. Like the farmer there is nothing we can do to make it grow and like the farmer we might as well admit that we don’t know how it works. I wish some of the so-called church growth experts would read this parable.”

Manuscript available: click HERE

NOTE: This sermon was originally released as B30.2: the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (2018)