Presentation on theme: "The Kingdom of God. Matt 13:33 He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds."— Presentation transcript:
The Kingdom of God
Matt 13:33 He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.” (NIV) Jesus also used this illustration: “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.” (NLT) Ang Talinghaga Patungkol sa Pampaalsa 33 Isa pang talinghaga ang isinalaysay niya sa kanila: Ang paghahari ng langit ay katulad sa pampaalsa na kinuha ng isang babae. Inihalo niya ito sa tatlong takal na harina hanggang sa mahaluan ang lahat. (SND)
“The kingdom of heaven is like yeast …..
Yeast (fungi) Baker's yeast is the common name for the strains of yeast commonly used as a leavening agent in baking bread and bakery products, where it converts the fermentable sugars present in the dough into carbon dioxide and ethanol. Baker's yeast is of the species Saccharomyces cerevisiae,yeastleavening agentbakingbreadfermentablesugarsdoughcarbon dioxideethanolSaccharomyces cerevisiae
Yeast, leaven ζ ύ μη zymē 2 Meanings 1.leaven 2. metaph. of mental and moral corruption, viewed in its tendency to infect others Leaven is applied to that substance which is small in quantity, yet thoroughly pervades a thing by its influence The NT uses it in both a positive (Mat 13:33) or negative sense (e.g., "a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump").
Yeast in the Bible "yeast" occurs 57 times in 48 verses in the NIV Except in one case, implies the “negative” meaning
Yeast in the OT Eat nothing made with yeast. Wherever you live, you must eat unleavened bread.” Exo 12:20 With the dough the Israelites had brought from Egypt, they baked loaves of unleavened bread. The dough was without yeast because they had been driven out of Egypt and did not have time to prepare food for themselves. Exo 12:39 Then Moses said to the people, “Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because the LORD brought you out of it with a mighty hand. Eat nothing containing yeast. Exo 13:3
Warning in the NT Gal 5:6-9 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you. “A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.”
More warnings …. Be careful Matt 16:6 “Be careful,” Jesus said to them. “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” Matt 16:12 Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
The Kingdom of heaven (like yeast) … Is In You (1 Cor 6:19) Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
The Kingdom of heaven (like yeast) … Growing (Eph 4:16) From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. (Heb 4:12) For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
The Kingdom of heaven (like yeast) … Growing (1 Cor 12:12) Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. (2 Pet 1:5-8) For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self- control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Kingdom of heaven (like yeast) … Transforming Acts 17:30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Practicals Paano ako makakarating diyan? Ano ang kailangan kong gawin upang lumago? Anong mga bagay ang patuloy na binabago at kailangan kung baguhin?
Let us rejoice and be inspired by God who has prepared for us the kingdom, Like the yeast … A kingdom that is in you A kingdom that is growing A kingdom that is transforming