Weekly Message | The Abundant Sower
Reflecting on this week's reading from Isaiah and Matthew, Pastor Rich calls Jesus "The Abundant Sower," comparing His word to a farmer or a gardener sowing seeds. In his message, he says Jesus "is out there to transform our lives, and he does that by softening us up - by removing the rocks, the hardness - by helping us to negotiate places where we feel choked off. Places where the cares of the world loom so large that we can't think about Him and about the kingdom and about His mission and our salvation." He continues, "Jesus is hard at work finding that fertile spot, finding a way for us through the thickets on softened soil where rocks have been removed and the abundant Word of the Lord can bear fruit."