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The Dynamics of Growth

This time we are offered no explanation, beyond the opening phrase, ‘The kingdom of God is as if…’ Or, to paraphrase it, ‘This is how God works out his purpose in the world’. For ‘the kingdom of God’, remember, means God being king, God in his sovereign power, God taking control. So ‘the kingdom of God’ is not something which we can achieve, or even promote. It is what God does. And that, of course, is just what this little parable is about…

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