Faith as a Mustard Seed

Junior Level


Our Sunday school topic for today focuses on faith. If we have just started to believe, isn't our faith lke the mustard seed? A small amount of faith can and will grow and grow in a believer's heart. So treasure the faith that you have and watch it grow in your heart.

Handout: Faith as a Mustard Seed

  1. Ask the students - Do myou have faith in God?
  2. Ask the students - How much faith do you have?
  3. Describe the mustard seed, so small, but with growth to come. Ask:  Can you still have greater faith tomorrow, next year, in ten years? In what ways?
  4. Has God anwered a prayer for you, even for a very small thing?
  5. If so, can't the Lord, who made the heaven and earth, anwer your "big" prayers too?
  6. What does the Bible say?
  7. Describe the joy and personal reward of unyieling faith in God.
  8. Challenge students to serve others in humility this week
  9. Prayer


Bring seeds to class for students to handle


Think of your faith when you were saved. That is the tiny mustard seed. What happens next? Ok.
For illustration, think of going to the local garden center and buying yourself a packet of mustard seed.
Ok, you've got the seed. Now I want you to take half of that packet of seeds and plant them.
I want you to take the other half and place them in a dish and set them up in a place where you can
watch them each day. Within a week go look! What is happening? Well, well what do you know, the ones
that you planted are growing aren't they? Well what about the ones in the dish. Well aren't they still
the same size and shape and aren't they are still tiny?!

Serving others



Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest,
enter into thy closet, and when thou hast
shut thy door, pray to thy Father which
is in secret; and thy Father which
seeth in secret shall
reward thee openly.