This is Rev. Marnie Leinberger’s sermon from Sunday, October 23, 2016. The scripture Matthew 13:31-34. In our service we read from the New Revised Standard Version and from The Message, a modern interpretation by Eugene Peterson. We read both with the hope that our understanding will be enriched.
This is from The Message:
31Another story. "God's kingdom is like a pine nut that a farmer plants. 32It is quite small as seeds go, but in the course of years it grows into a huge pine tree, and eagles build nests in it." 33Another story. "God's kingdom is like yeast that a woman works into the dough for dozens of loaves of barley bread—and waits while the dough rises." 34All Jesus did that day was tell stories—a long storytelling afternoon.
The New Revised Standard Version and The Message can be found here.