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Summary: Jesus used the process of seed growth to illustrate the Kingdom of God.

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The Growing Process

Mark 4:26-29

Mark 4:26-27 (HCSB)

“The kingdom of God is like this,” He said. “A man scatters seed on the ground; he sleeps and rises-night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows-he doesn’t know how…”

The Miracle of Maturity

* Man’s role

* Scattering seed

* Done liberally

* Over every inch of ground

* Proclaiming the word of God

* In all things

* To all people

* Beyond your influence

* Sprouting and maturing

* Occurs naturally by God’s design

* We cannot control the outcome of the sowing

* Our role is obedience in sowing

Mark 4:28 (HCSB)

The soil produces a crop by itself-first the blade, then the head, and then the ripe grain on the head.

The Process of Maturity

* Grain

* Seed

* Blade

* Head

* Ripe grain

* Faith

* Proclamation of the word of God

* Hearing the word of God

* Romans 10:17

Romans 10:17 (HCSB)

So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.

The Process of Maturity

* Grain

* Seed

* Blade

* Head

* Ripe grain

* Faith

* Proclamation of the word of God

* Hearing the word of God

* Romans 10:17

* Applying the word of God

* James 1:22

James 1:22 (HCSB)

But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Mark 4:29 (HCSB)

“…But as soon as the crop is ready, he sends for the sickle, because harvest has come.”

Harvest Time

* Determined by the farmer

* Grain is at full maturity

* Timing is critical

* Window of opportunity

* Maturity is determined through examination

* The process

* The sickle

* The instrument of the harvest

* Removes the fruit from stalk

* Gathering

* The principle of the harvest

* Bringing together that which is harvested

How’s Your Harvest?

* Have you been scattering seed?

* Are you checking the condition of the crop?

* Are you proficient with your sickle?

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