Bible: Mark 4:30-34
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
4:30 He also asked, “To what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use to present it? 4:31 It is like a mustard seed 1 that when sown in the ground, even though it is the smallest of all the seeds in the ground – 4:32 when it is sown, it grows up, 2 becomes the greatest of all garden plants, and grows large branches so that the wild birds 3 can nest in its shade.” 4
The Use of Parables
4:33 So 5 with many parables like these, he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear. 4:34 He did not speak to them without a parable. But privately he explained everything to his own disciples.