by Duane Maust
Bible School Program
June 18, 2006
Mark 4: 26-34
We have been having church all week. Bible School is a wonderful way to teach the Bible. We have seen that already this morning with what the children have shared. When I went to the bulletin for today and read the text, I said that you’ll have been planting all week. You have been putting the seed out. Now we trust God to multiply the crop.
I enjoy farming. There is something exiting about putting that seed in the ground with anticipation that you will get something more later. When you put the seed in the ground, you have so many things that can happen. Will it stop raining? Will it turn too hot or cold? Will it rain and flood it out? You don’t know that. But that doesn’t keep you from planting, does it?
This is what I saw so many of you doing this week. You were planting God’s word in these precious hearts. Yes, we will keep cultivating and doing all we can to develop these people. But we must relax and entrust it to the lord. God will do the multiplying.
Harvest is a special time. You don’t ever know how much you will get till you have it harvested. This past week my sweet corn was coming in. It did real well. I did all I could to get it to grow. I even tied it up after a storm that blew it flat about a month ago. I watered it several times and hoed it once. It was fun to pull those ears and see how big some got.
It will be fun to baptize some of these people that were at Bible School this week. We will trust God to shape these lives that were touched this week. We will trust God that they will give their lives to His control and live for him.
(Read Proclamation on back of bulletin.)
- Leader: Jesus said, The kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seeds on the ground. The farmer does not know how the seed sprouts and grows.People: When the grain is ripe, the harvest has come.
Leader: Jesus also said, “The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, which, when planted in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, yet when it grows up, it puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air and make nest in its shade.”
People: When the grain is ripe, the harvest has come.
Leader: With many such parables Jesus spoke to the people.