Pray that the saints would realize that their sowing the gospel seed is their sowing of God’s word that conveys God’s life into people’s spirit for their regeneration (Mark 4:14, 20, 33; Acts 8:4; James 1:21 and note 211; 1 Pet. 1:23 and note 232).
Mark 4:14, 20, 33—The sower sows the word…And these are the ones sown on the good earth: those who hear the word and receive it and bear fruit, one thirtyfold, and one sixtyfold, and one a hundredfold…And in many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear.
Acts 8:4—Those therefore who were scattered went throughout the land announcing the word as the gospel.
James 1:21—Therefore putting away all filthiness and the abundance of malice, receive in meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
1 Pet. 1:23—Having been regenerated not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, through the living and abiding word of God.
For further reading please refer to Life-study of Mark, msg. 14, pp. 125-126 and Life-study of Matthew, msg. 36, pp. 438-439.
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