Tuesday night, Pastor Anthony delivered the sermon, “He Sowed Tares.” The sermon was based on scriptures found in Matthew chapter 13.
King James Version (KJV)
24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
The parable tells the story of a field. There’s also a spiritual field in each of our lives. The devil would like to sow tares in everyone’s lives. If you’ll notice, the enemy sowed the tares while the man was sleeping. He didn’t sow the tares while he was reading his Bible, meditating on God’s Word, worshipping, or praying. The enemy sowed the tares while the man was asleep. Presently, there is a sleep upon the church. Sin is running rampant. Every day, we are bombarded with stories of abortions, homosexuality, and many other sins. Before Jesus returns, there will be an awakening of the church.
The enemy seeks to sow tares into our lives any way possible. He may do this through our television, computers, Internet surfing, etc. If you can’t guard your TV or computer, you need to throw it out. Not only for your sake, but for the sake of your family. The enemy would like to sow tares of pornography, tobacco, and rebellion in your child’s life. Having great Internet is not worth losing your child’s soul. There are too many parents “sleeping.” When children are getting pregnant, getting hooked on drugs, and the like, there is a problem. There is a devil that would like to take Christians down. It is time for the church to fight. Fight for your children, for your family, for your soul.
If we’re not careful, we’ll spend 3 hours on Facebook, then 45 minutes texting, watch a sitcom, wash the dishes, and not have any time left to pray. If the devil can just get us busy -not necessarily doing anything bad, just busy- he can have us forgetting to pray or meditate on the Word of God. It’s time for us, the church, to have an awakening. So let that be your prayer: “God wake me up.”