The Sower and the Seeds (Mark 4:1-20)
Topic: Sermons Passage: Mark 4:1–4:20
Happy Reformation Day! If you're reading this on what most of America celebrates as Halloween, you're actually reading it on the 502nd anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany. While the Reformation was much bigger than Luther, and the 95 Theses didn't address everything that the Reformation stood for, it was a hugely symbolic event that set a lot of other events in motion. Events that helped reform the church, clarify the essentials of the Gospel, and start new churches with a commitment to teaching the whole counsel of Scripture. You might say that Luther and his challenge to the church were some of the seeds that were sown in an area that was tilled and ready to receive and respond with amazing growth.