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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mark 4: 21-25

Mark 4:21-25 21 He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand? 22 For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. 23 If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.”
24 “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more. 25 Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.”

There are three reasons to spread Gospel Seed.

1. The gospel light is designed to shine. We need to share and shine the light of Christ. Sometimes we hide it because of false modesty, sometimes because we are timid or embarrassed by the gospel and sometimes we say we don’t know enough. (But if we know enough to be saved we know enough to tell someone else how to be saved!) Or we hide it because we are selfish. We are to draw near to Christ by trusting in His work and turning from our sin.

2. The gospel message is made for broadcast. Verse 22 in this passage tells us that it’s not meant to be hidden or kept for an elite group. It’s designed to be shared with everyone! The knowledge of the gospel isn’t ours to accumulate, but to disseminate. And we should have a strategy to spread it. To share with boldness and joy.

3. The gospel message is primed for reward. Verses 24 and 25 show us that a minimalist approach to Christianity will lead to a painful life. But a generous approach will lead to a fruitful life of reward and blessing. We just need to be who He designed us to be!

How much seed are you spreading?

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