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“And again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened.”” (Luke‬ ‭13:20-21‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

It’s interesting that a modern synonym for leaven, in addition to yeast, is ‘influence’.

With this tidbit, let’s substitute ‘workplace’ or ‘neighborhood’ or ‘school’ for flour.

“It is like the influence that a woman had in her workplace until it was all influenced.”

So that everyone in the workplace knew of her influence.

Which provokes the question: what kind of influence?

This we ask ourselves: Am I known as a disciple of Jesus? If so, am I known for love or judgement? Am I known as one who cares for or accuses?

These might be helpful questions to begin your next disciple making conversation.

The common verb in Jesus’ commands is ‘love’, seek love.


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God is God

After being told by young Samuel of the plan of God to punish the sins of his own sons, Eli responds:

“It is the Lord. Let him do what seems good to him.”

That, friends, is a healthy response to the will of God, which often is not the same as my will. May I glorify God when it hurts.

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