The soil and the crop has changed. Speaking of the world and the culture.
The Church can no longer burrow it's head in ground to avoid seeing and hearing what they often do not want to face.
It is necessary that we understand the condition of the soil. The soil of the heart of many ministries across our land has lost the most important essential and vital to life nutrients. Many are showing very evident signs of drought resulting in a dense and compacted soil. Hardness of heart. We also observe a very flaky type of soil that nothing is held together by truth and faith. The substance that God told us about in Hebrews 11:1-3.
Jesus referenced several soil conditions in the parable that He told in Matthew 13.
I wonder how many of the hearers on the beach that day, did not care to get the full meaning of the lesson.
The condition of the soil is important for us to understand but, what can we do to change the soil type of another persons field?
Rather should we be more concerned about SEED that we sow?
Is the SEED in the lesson the centerpiece?
Are we sowing the healthy, abundant SEED of the Gospel clearly to a lost world, giving them real HOPE?
The SEED of Gospel has never changed!
We must sow the proper SEED! It is the SEED of the Gospel that is abundant! It is the SEED of the Good News with the MORE. Matthew 13 (verse12).
For to the one who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
At a CEF Good News Club the SEED OF THE GOPSEL is clearly presented to the children. We only plant, and water and it is God who brings the increase.
Pray for God the Holy Spirit to open the hearing and hearts of the children as they come to Club to hear God's Good News , the abundant SEED.
The Power is in the Gospel! Romans 1:16
That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome. For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. Romans 1:15-16