by Rex Yancey

Sow Some Seed
Rex Yancey
Luke 8:4-13

We know enough about farming to know that in order to have a harvest the farmer must sow some seeds. We know enough about the laws of the harvest that we reap what we sow, more than we sow, and later than we sow.

This morning I will not be focusing on farming. I will be focusing on sowing the seed of the Word of God. The Bible uses seed as an analogy of the Word. Christians are to sow the seed of the Word.

I have a large library of books on witnessing. I was in evangelism for a few years. I also did my doctoral report on evangelism. Evangelism in one of my spiritual gifts and it is dear to my heart.

-George W. Truett, longtime pastor of FBC, Dallas said, ''The bringing of one soul to Jesus is the highest achievement possible. To human life,''

John Wesley said, ''You have but one business, and that is the salvation of souls.''

The Great Commission assigns each of the task to sow seed as we are going….

So, this morning we are going to sow some seed. (I am throwing sunflower seeds on the floor at different times in this message.)

Churches are dying or declining today because they are not sowing the seed. They have no goal. They have no plan. And at year's end they have won no one to Christ and their baptistery has spider webs in it. If we are to reach people, we have to sow some seed.

I want us to break down this parable as we think about setting the tone for Faith this coming year.


Jesus was the greatest story teller. A parable is an earthly story with heavenly meaning. Jesus takes truth in the natural world and makes application in the spiritual world.

(If you can't connect what I am saying with everyday living, I have missed the boat. The preacher is to put the oats on the ground where the goats can reach it.)

Jesus interpreted this parable. The seed is the Word of God.

The seed is powerful.

When I moved to Quitman, I had a garden at one of my church member's house. It w ...

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