This morning we got back to our study in Matthew. As we began Matthew 13, we came to the parable of the sower and the seed. Though we often focus on the different types of soil, Jesus specifically calls it the parable of the sower. The seed is stated to be the Word of God, so the sower must be the one who shares God’s Word. We notice that as we give out the Word of God, it doesn’t always have the same effect. The seed being the Bible, we know that there is no problem with it ~ the only variable in Jesus’ parable is the soil, which represents the hearts of man. Though people may receive it differently, the job of the sower is to keep sharing God’s message with all they meet. It is with these thoughts in mind that Pastor Wyatt preached a message entitled, Encouragement for the Sower.
Tonight we turned our attention back to one of the verses that shaped our nation’s history ~ Psalm 72:8, He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. Though we may bemoan the fact that our nation has drifted from its God-fearing foundations and dependence on God, we must stop and take a look at our own life. We may never see God have dominion over our nation as we would like, but we can give Him dominion of our own life. What does it mean to give Him dominion of our lives? Why should we give Him that dominion? What effect would that dominion have on us? These are some of the points in tonight’s message, Does He have Dominion?