20 He also asked, “What else is the Kingdom of God like? 21 It 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.” (Luke 13:18-21 NLT)
Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed or like yeast. It may not look very big at the start, but it keeps growing and growing. Jesus started out with12 Disciples and the women who believed and followed Him. Read the Book of Acts and see how the number of Jesus followers grew after Pentecost. Jesus followers, the Kingdom of God, is growing all around the world today.
You may ask, why is the Christian Church on decline in the United States today? People have offered many different answers. There may be a little bit of truth in many of them. The one thing I hope for is that as the number of practicing Christians declines in the U.S., God is giving us a great opportunity for a new beginning. People will always need Jesus. We have the greatest gift of all time to give to them. Imagine what God can do with our small beginnings.