HOW DO WE DO IT RIGHT?
Luk 8:4 While a big crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from one town after another, he spoke to them using an illustration:
Luk 8:5 “A farmer went out to plant his seed. And as he planted, some fell along the path and was trampled on, and the wild birds ate it.
Luk 8:6 Other seed fell on rock, and after it sprouted, it shrivelled because it had no moisture.
Luk 8:7 Other seed fell among the thorns, and they grew up entangled in it and choked it.
Luk 8:8 But other seed fell on good soil and grew, and it produced a hundred times as much grain.” While he was saying this, he kept calling out, “The one having ears to hear had better listen!”
evangelism done right
The crowd who gathered to listen to Jesus consisted of all kinds of people, who would have all kinds of reaction to his message. Jesus illustrated that fact with the story of the farmer and his seed planting technique. There were many ways that would prevent a seed from producing a lasting crop: the path, the rock, the thorns. But there was only one way to get it right: the good soil. The were two signs that the farmer had found good soil to plant on: growth and reproduction. When people hear the word, and change, and share the word with many others, that is when evangelism is done right.
LORD, lead us to the good soil, and give us the wisdom to plant your word in it.