I am taking a brief break from my blog about insights into the Sermon on the Mount. Recently, I heard a very simple, yet effective sermon on sowing seeds. There are many passages in the Bible using seeds as a metaphor to spreading the gospel. These passages cover seeds in different contexts. In this blog, I am reflecting upon sowing seeds with emphasis on the sower.
In Luke 8:11, we are told the seed is the Word of God. In the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke, which share a similar viewpoint), we see the sower sowing seeds on four different soils with only one soil being productive. In 2 Corinthians 9:6, we learn that whoever sows sparingly will reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will reap bountifully.
It is this last verse I want to focus on. The context of chapter 9 is referring to the church plants of…
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