Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sunday, July 25 Service

Above is the media player that will allow you to listen to, well, most of Sunday morning's service.  Seems someone (me) forgot to start the recorder until about 15 minutes in.


Here, by the way, is the sermon outline that prompted the sermon in the service above.  There are some differences, but that's part of the difference between preaching class and preaching in church: the requirement when standing before the church is to deliver God's word as the Spirit of God directs.  In preaching class, it's to deliver your sermon as directed by your professor.  Classes are about learning to sharpen and prepare tools, and it's an invaluable goal to have those classes.  Experience is necessary too.


Text: Matthew 13:1-9

Theme: Plant the seeds

Date: July 25 2010 AM

Location: CBC Monticello

And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow;
4 and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.
5 "Others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil.
6 "But when the sun had risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
7 "Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out.
8 "And others fell on the good soil and yielded* a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.

Matt 13:3-8 (NASB)

  1. Is the seed planted in you?

    1. Have you heard the Word of God for the first time?

    2. That your Creator has redeemed you?

  2. Is the seed growing in you?

    1. We need to allow the Word to be present and growing within us

    2. Will we work as hard to allow the Word to grow as we work for other things?

  3. Have you planted the seed in others?

    1. Are we quick to scatter the seed?

    2. Are we seeking good soil to spread the seed to?

  4. Have you helped it to grow? (1 Corinthians 3:6: “I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.”)

    1. Have you scattered seed and then neglected it?

    2. Have you considered sticking around and chasing off the birds?

    3. Or watering the seeds?



Oh, and we started Vacation Bible School Sunday night, so there's no evening service.

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