I’m lousy at waiting. I inch forward at red lights to help the lights in the other direction turn from green to yellow. I roll through stop signs, I’m the master at scoping out the shortest line at Costco. The way I figure it, a perfect world would be a world without waiting. I should get what I want when I want it, and not a second later. Turns out God thinks differently. “The Kingdom of Heaven is like yeast”, and not the fast-acting yeast either! Slow moving, slow acting, tortoise yeast! God knows there’s something divine in the waiting.
Sermon Study Questions:
- Describe a time in your life when you had to wait for something you wanted very much.
- What do you know about yeast? How does it work? What effect does it have? Share you knowledge with your group.
- What does it mean for yeast to be a picture of God’s Kingdom? God could have said the Kingdom is like gunpowder or a roller coaster ride but, instead, we’re told it’s more like yeast. Explain.
- What’s the deal with the ‘large amount of flour’? What might God be saying by including that detail?
- Where is God asking you to wait in your life right now? Pray together over those ‘hard to wait’ issues you each face.