Read Matthew 13:1-53, Mark 4:1-34, Luke 8:1-18

Sometimes it’s not the seed, it’s the soil. As an amateur gardener I have noticed sometimes the seed is scattered and the soil produces and you really did nothing, you only dropped seed there. Mark 4:26-29 I had tomato plants who were volunteer and pumpkin seeds my children scattered in the field that produced beautiful pumpkins, although at first we thought they were watermelons. The gospel seed will out grow all other seeds sown, just give it sometime.

Consider the seed of biblical literacy from William Tyndale!

On Oct 6, in 1536, William Tyndale was strangled and burned at the stake for translating the Bible into English for the common civilians. He was charged with heresy, by Henry VIII (r. 1509-1547) trying to suppress the word of God. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? WHAT APOSTASY! THE CHURCH AND STATE IN AGREEMENT TO prevent biblical literacy?! His final and last known prayer was, “Lord, open the King of England’s eyes.” His prayer was answered in part, three years later, in 1539, when Henry VIII required every parish church in England to make a copy of the English Bible available to its parishioners.

As you spend time in the Scriptures, thank God for those who went before us. May their courage inspire more of us to be bold in our faith and commitment to Christ.

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16

Each day you are planting the seeds of the word, praying and connecting to Christ. Keep trusting GOD TO make the fruit grow.

FROM THE BRITISH LIBRARY here is first page of the Gospel of John from the New Testament of William Tyndale (c. 1494-1536), published in 1526, the first English translation of the New Testament from the original languages.

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