Parable of the Mustard Seed (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Jesus (Parables)

Read Matt 13: 31-32

  • What are these parables about?
  • What is the kingdom of heaven like?

Tiny Seed

  • What is the smallest seed?
  • Why is a mustard seed like the kingdom of heaven?
  • What are we to learn from a small seed becoming a large tree?
  • What does it have to do with us and the kingdom of heaven?
  • How can you apply this parable today?


  • Why is leaven like the kingdom of heaven?
  • Have you ever seen anyone bake bread?
  • What ingredients do they use?
  • How much flour did the woman use? (3 measures of meal)
  • How much flour is “three measures”? (Some say 50 pounds, others 80 pounds, approximately enough flour to make 100 loaves of bread – that sounds more like a bakery than a kitchen at home)
  • What is most like leaven when we bake bread? (yeast)
  • Have you ever seen yeast?
  • Why is it important?
  • How does this affect how we live?
  •  Who would represent the “flour” in our lives?
  • Who would represent the “yeast”?
  • What does this say about our world and our place in it?