Thursday, October 05, 2006

This Sunday I'm sharing a message entitled "Planting gardens and taking walks." In Mark 4, Jesus shares a parable about sowing seedings of the word of God. I'm convinced now more than ever that we as churches (including Ridgeview) have got to do more seed throwing. We can have the best of the best things on Sunday morning in worship, but if no sharing, investing, and caring in the lives of those who don't know Christ, what effect is it having in our community? I like how Neil Cole describes it: all we have is a mudpit and not a garden if we haven't planted seeds. I am planting each week. I always can do a better job. But, I can't make seeds in a garden grow no matter what I do or how I work. There are some things only God can do.

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