The Bible as Seed

Luke 8:11

A wise old professor of Biology stood in front of his class of eager students. The professor held a little brown seed in his hand. Quietly he spoke to his class. I know the exact composition of this seed: it is made up of nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon. I know the exact proportions and I can make a seed that will look exactly like it, but if I plant my seed it will come to nothing; its elements will simply be absorbed into the soil. However, if I plant this seed, the one which God made, it will become a plant, because it contains something that mine doesn't....LIFE!

The Bible is like the seed which God makes. It has life! Plant it in good ground and it will germinate, grow, and bear fruit. The apostle Peter said that the Word of God was an incorruptible seed, and when planted in human hearts it is used by the Holy Spirit to bring new life. cf. 1 Pe. 1:23

This morning, I want us to consider the Word of God as seed. We want to see the properties of the Word, the power of the Word, and the propagation of the Word.

I. The Properties of God's Word.

II. The Power of God's Word.

III. The Propagation of God's Word.

Conclusion: We must sow carefully, faithfully, liberally, and compasionately. It is through the Word of God that the lost are saved, and it is through the Word of God that the believer is strengthened.

Read: 1 Peter 1:23-25.

This morning, if you are without Christ, come and receive life through His Word today. "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." cf. Ro. 10:13 & 17 Christian, you have been entrusted with the precious Word of God, what are you doing with it? Are you busy sowing the seed far and wide? If not, why?