What Jesus Pictured
One of the word pictures that Jesus used to describe God’s Kingdom is that of yeast.
Jesus asked, “What is the Kingdom of God like? 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 13:20-21 NLT).
In God’s Kingdom (that is, God’s cause on earth):
What starts small can end big. Just a little bit of yeast permeates the whole dough.
Without contact there can be no impact. If the yeast stays in the packet it does no good. It must get mixed in to make a difference.
What It Could Look Like Today
What would happen if we took Jesus’ image of the yeast and applied it to our mission in Tampa Bay? What if we were to intentionally mix the influence of God’s Kingdom into every aspect of city life, from neighborhoods to schools, from offices to factories, from hospitals to gyms? That’s the vision of Mission Tampa Bay - To permeate our whole region with the good deeds and Good News of God’s Kingdom by multiplying what we call Dare2Share Teams in every sphere of influence in Tampa Bay.
Can You See It?
Can you see the Kingdom values of integrity, respect and service coming to your workplace?
Can you see the gift of favor and influence rising as you bless your neighbors?
Can you see yourself praying for a friend and God directly intervening?
Can you see your colleague asking you what makes you tick?
Can you see someone finding and following Jesus because of you?
These are the sorts of things that happen when you team up to pray for, serve and witness to those in your sphere of influence. And once again, that’s what a Dare2Share Team is all about.
Would you like to see a Dare2Share Team get started in your neighborhood or school or workplace? Keep exploring the website to find out how to begin one and how Mission Tampa Bay can help.