Planting The Word

1Corinthians 3:5-9 – What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. 6) I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. 7) So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 8) The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. 9) For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.

Yesterday a young lady named Daisy showed up at one of our churches. I knew Daisy was coming because she had been texting me. Actually she has been texting me with spiritual related questions for some time now. Daisy had gotten my cell phone number off of a Gospel tract that was given her several months ago. When she read the tract she became convicted about some sins that she was involved in. Daisy wants to leave her sin and have a true relationship with God. We look to meet more with Daisy and help her grow further in her knowledge of God.

We have other mission churches in a place called Montalban. A few months ago our pastor in Montalban received a text message from a lady who was interested in having Bible study. This particular lady had also received one of our tracts. She was already a Christian but had only recently relocated to the Montalban area and did not have a church home. She longed to have fellowship with other Christians so when she received the tract she went ahead and texted the number on the back of the tract. A Bible study has now been started in that lady’s home and she is in the process of becoming a member of one of our churches in the area.

These two stories illustrate how God is using Gospel tracts in our ministry here in the Philippines. Over the past year or so we have been writing and printing our own Gospel tracts. These tracts are basically small and simple. For about twelve US dollars, we can print 2000 tracts. The tracts have my cell phone numbers on the back for those people who have questions and want more information. Many members of our churches are involved in distributing the tracts all over the place each week. Tract distribution has become one of our main ministries here in the Philippines.

This ministry is beginning to bear fruit. Almost everyday, someone texts me with spiritually related questions. I have received texts from all sorts of people in all sorts of places. People have asked me about “everything under the sun.”  Some folks have started confessing various sins to me.  Sometimes people text me several weeks or even months after originally receiving the tracts. Other times, people text me from far away places. Some way or the other our tracts have even reached other provinces (states).

Giving out a Gospel tract is a simple way to plant the seed of the Word of God in a person’s life. A person reads the tract and the seed of the Word is planted in his life. Later on, God brings someone else along to water the seed. And folks, God makes it grow! Sowing the seed of the Word of God will have an impact!

Friends, I challenge you to get some good Gospel tracts and begin sowing the Word. Any Christian can do this. Anyone can give a tract to another person. Sow the seed of the Word and trust God to cause it to grow. Begin today! Amen!

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