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Verse of the Week

 

“And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” Luke 17:6

What does this verse mean to us?

This verse comes from a story in the Bible where Jesus was with his disciples. The disciples loved Jesus and they wanted to be closer to him, so they asked him to increase their faith. Jesus answered them by saying: 

“If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”

What Jesus is telling his disciples in this verse is that it only takes a small amount of faith for them to do God’s will. With even a tiny amount of faith, the disciples were able to go around preaching God’s Word, and even performing miracles in his name. Throughout his life, Jesus stressed very hard the importance of faith in his followers.

In the same way, we can do great things for God through our faith, even if that faith is as small as a mustard seed. Like John 3:16 tells us, if we believe that Jesus is God’s Son, we will have eternal life and God will bless us for our faith.

Sometimes in our lives we may doubt God, but it’s important to remember that with faith, even just a little, we can accomplish great things. If we can do great things with tiny amounts of faith, imagine what can be done if we have a lot of faith!

Let’s start the week off with a prayer.

“Dear God,

Thank you for all your many blessings. Thank you that it only takes a little faith for us to do your will. Please God help us to have faith in you, in everything that we do. Amen.”

-J. Edwards Holt

Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.

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43 Comments

  1. Slam rock Slam rock

    That’s right my friend. It only takes a little faith.

  2. Maya Maya

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  3. Bill T Bill T

    Excellent work

  4. Eve Eve

    You have a real knack for this!

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  6. In the middle In the middle

    Saw the trailer on YouTube. Glad I found this!

  7. Victorious Victorious

    Using for my Sunday school lesson!

  8. Don G Don G

    Great message about faith!

  9. Connie J Connie J

    Good job Josh I enjoyed this

  10. Yippee Yippee

    Well done

  11. All smiles All smiles

    Amazing

  12. Tucker Tucker

    I really like this

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    Cute little blog

  16. James A James A

    Not a big fan of fantasy books but my daughter likes yours

  17. Clayton Clayton

    James then I guess you haven’t read it because it is amazing

  18. Glenda Martin Glenda Martin

    You are saved by grace through faith

  19. Gamer08 Gamer08

    My pastor is gonna love this

  20. Art Art

    J, I think I saw you at the comic shop this past weekend

  21. Glade plug in Glade plug in

    Well written

  22. Carlito Carlito

    Not bad

  23. PhillipDean PhillipDean

    It’s great to know that with even just a little faith, we can accomplish great things. Praise God!

  24. PastorP PastorP

    Beautifully done

  25. Shane Shane

    Right on bro

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  27. Wicked witch of the south Wicked witch of the south

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  28. Hi I’m Paul Hi I’m Paul

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    Keep up the good writing!

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  31. Random commenter Random commenter

    I really like the way you go in depth with these verses.

  32. T T

    Good stuff

  33. Sean Sean

    Way to spread the Word!

  34. Ivan idea Ivan idea

    I love all verses and stories about faith

  35. Parker Parker

    Great analysis

  36. Krispey kreme Krispey kreme

    Good telling of this verse much to learn from it

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    Impressive

  38. Tad Tad

    Great verse. Thanks for ministering to my faith!

  39. Rocky B Rocky B

    Great way to spend a lunch break. God bless you!

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    Love it!

  41. Rich Rich

    Nice message

  42. dmoney08 dmoney08

    Always a fan

  43. SAM HOLT SAM HOLT

    Son, keep up the good work!

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