The Seed

Mark 4:3 – “Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:”

Who is the sower? Anyone that preaches the gospel. Anyone that tells someone what Jesus Christ did to pay for the sins of the world. That person is a sower.

What is he/she sowing? The Word of God or more specifically the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

What about the method, why is there not more information about how the sowing occurred? Well, the emphasis is placed on the sowing because that is what we are suppose to do. Our job is to sow. Our job is not to make the seed grow (not referring to maturing in Christ) but to simply make sure it gets to the ground/to the world.

Remember this statement – Opportunities come from God, Responsibility falls on man, Outcomes/production comes from God.

In other words you and I cannot save people but we can take the opportunities we have been dealt and give the Gospel out, leaving the results to God.

Romans 1:16 says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

Does it say the sower is the power of God unto salvation or the seed?

It says the seed/the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation.

Don’t get caught up using sales tactics to win people to Christ. Yes, we have a personality. We should be kind. We should be tactful. We should use wisdom, but manufacturing salvations is dead wrong! If the soil is not right it is not going to produce. God is the soil tester. You and I are to be faithful broadcasters of the Gospel and we are to leave the converting of lost souls to Him.

Application: The bottom line is don’t try to scam people into making a profession of faith just so you can mark one down for the team. At the same time you should be faithful to getting the Gospel message out to lost people.


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