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Are You Slinging The Seed? (Mark 4:13-20)Tommy Boring, May 18, 2016
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Wednesday service
A constant is that those that are saved should be sowing. When you sow your salvation it will go everywhere. It's everyone's jobs to sow the Word of God, not just the preachers. Another constant is the seed which does not change. Be consistent in front of others. Stop changing, wavering in your faith and just get out there and sow the seeds. The variables are the first point and that is the wayside, hard ground. Some are hard hearted and the seed can't be planted because the seed can't take root. The devil comes in and snatches the seed up. God didn't call us to be tillers, only sowers. Another variable is the stony ground. While the dirt surrounding the rocks is broken up, the rocks will not allow the seeds to get nutrients and not able to bare fruit and quickly dies. These are people that are looking for peace, joy or love but think they are saved but are not. They were "saved" through emotions which means they were not saved at all. We are not a grounds keeper, but a sower only. The third variable was the thorny ground. The seed will reach the good soil and will receive the seed but is quickly smothered out by the thorns. These are the people that think they are saved but the lusts of the world quickly kill it. We are not a bush hog, we are a sower only. Once the convicting power of God tears up your ground, breaks up you hardened heart, fertilizes it with some fear, love and faith, the seed will take hold and grow to produce fruit. So what must we as a saved person do in order for the seed to grow in order to produce fruit? We must pray for the ground to become made ready to receive the seed. God must make the ground ready. We must pray for the strongholds to be removed.
Tommy and his wife Teresa were married at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church June of 1985. His first full-time church ministry was at Meadow Branch Primitive Baptist Church where he served as their pastor for 2 years and 9 months. Tommy and Teresa have 3 sons; Christopher, Justin and Blake.
In October of 1991 Tommy was called as pastor of Edgewood Primitive Baptist Church and stayed until October of 2002 fulfilling God’s call for Edgewood.
Since January 2003, he has been the pastor of NPPBC. His two oldest children are married and live in the Maryville area.
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13And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? 14The sower soweth the word. 15And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. 16And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; 17And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended. 18And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, 19And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. 20And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred. (KJV)