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Sermon - "Scattering the Seeds" - July 16, 2017 (Matthew 13:1-9, Matthew 13:18-23)

Rev. Alan Van MeterSpeaker: Rev. Alan Van Meter
Date: July 16, 2017
Series: Archdale United Methodist Church
Service: Sunday Morning Sermon
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"Scattering the Seeds"
Scripture: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
CCLI 11130471 CSPL039473

PRAISE
Prelude Denise Warren
Wonderful Words of Life #600 UMH
Share the Peace of Christ
Thy Word Is a Lamp #601 UMH
The Apostles’ Creed #881 UMH
Glory Be to the Father #70 UMH
Welcome and Announcements Peggy Johnson
PRAYER
Call to Prayer #2201 TFWS
Prayers of the People
Morning Prayer Peggy Johnson
The Lord’s Prayer #895 UMH
Prayer Response #2201 TFWS
Prayers of the People
Offering
Special Music Archdale Choir Stand Up!
Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow #95 UMH
PROCLAMATION
Scripture Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Message Rev Allan Van Meter Scattering the Seeds
Song of Commitment #707 UMH
Hymn of Promise
Blessing

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Matthew 13:1-9

13:1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears, let him hear.” (ESV)

Matthew 13:18-23

18 “Hear then the parable of the sower: 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. 20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. 22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 23 As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.” (ESV)

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