In this all-important business of seeing people converted to Christ, we are not dealing with opinions, speculations, philosophies, arguments, and â€śtechniquesâ€ť â€“ but with the eternal, unchanging truth of God's Word. A farmer with great skill and industry can sow vast fields, but if the seed is bad, there will be a disappointing harvest.
This seed is said to be â€śpreciousâ€ť because God's Word is rare. The enemies of the Gospel are plentiful. Satan is always present to â€śsnatchâ€ť the good seed as soon as it is sown. In the last days, there will be a â€śfamineâ€ť of hearing the Word of God (Amos 8:11). We must see the primacy and power of the truth of God's Word in our witnessing and reaffirm our faith in it.
The Word of God is the secret of the soul-winner's success. It is not due to his knowledge, personal magnetism or persuasive powers. In light of the promised power of this â€śgood seed,â€ť let us â€śsow beside all watersâ€ť (Isa. 32:20). Let us meditate in and saturate our heart and mind with God's Word (Ps. 1:1-3). Let us seek to use the â€śsword of the Spiritâ€ť in dependence upon the Spirit of God (Eph. 6:17). Wherever we go, let us sow the Word and â€śsteepâ€ť it with our tears.
An absolute blessing! This message was an absolute blessing to me. It hit to the heart of what most modern day Christians struggle with. Specifically in regards to the Great Commission, and the responsibilities each of us have to win souls for the glory of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
This is a straight to the point, simple, but yet profound insight from God's word about what we all need to hear!
Bob Vradenburgh is the senior pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has spent 40 years in full-time Christian service: the first 20 years as a missionary and the past 20 years in the pastorate. Bobâ€™s passion is the expository preaching of Godâ€™s Word,...