Great crowd in church today. I wish you could have been there! Good sermon. Following are the pastor's wife's notes (and following that is the sermon -- you can just click on it to listen as you go about your day):
A seed just needs to be planted. It grows on its own. Don't fuss with it.
From the beginning God ordained the reproduction of plants to come through seeds. We don't need to worry about it after we plant.
"the soil produces crops by itself." Mark 4:28a
We don't need to micro-manage. Let God do His work.
Wind makes trees stronger.
Plant seed and plant the Word in ourselves. If we aren't growing we're dying.
We need to be receptive. We need to plant true seeds. What you plant is what you'll get. You don't have to intentionally plant bad seed for it to sprout. Seeds get planted no matter what from our words and actions -- how about we make an effort to plant good stuff?
Am I adding to the weed crop or the good crop?
I must intentionally plant seeds of faith.
Our seed produces much. It produces a crop and more seed for the sower.
The more you plant the more you'll be able to plant.
2 Timothy 3:16-17.
Let the seeds grow in me so I am strong.
2 Corinthians 9:6-11.
Give generously from my own seed store. Anybody who gets it should be spreading it.
Seeds must be planted. Seeds will be planted continuously. What's the benefit to the sower?
Multiplied it -- reward is more seeds, more tasks, more things to do for the King.
The third servant allowed fear to stop him from trying. The master called him wicked and lazy.
Seeds are falling off me constantly.
Sow generously; reap generously.
Just let the Spirit lead.
Generously cast out the seed.
Nothing but God can give peace. And He will give peace.
Dupree Baptist Church Pastor