26 He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28 The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.” 30 He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; 32 yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.” 33 With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; 34 he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.
How many kernels of corn come from one ear? 600
How many ears grow on one stalk? conservative (1)
How many stalks can you plant in one acre? (13000)
conservatively 5000 commercially 35000 (Avg 22K)
How many kernels can you produce on one acre?
a)An acre of land is 43,560 sq. ft. √43,460 = 208.71 ft per side.
b)If the rows are 2.5 ft. apart, # rows 208.71 ÷ 2.5 = 83.48
c)corn plants will be in each row if there are 22,000 plants in a square acre? 22,000 ÷ 83.48 = 263.54 22,000 x 600 + 13,200,000 kernels
Here is the ease math problem for the summer student:
2.3 acres, 200 members, 365 days, 24 hours
and NO one plants the first kernel,
WHAT IS THE ESTIMATED YEILD in Number of Ears?
What is the possibility of forgiving one person in Jesus?
What is the possibility of love one who is unloved?
What is the possibility of serving one who is not our own?
What is the possibility of witnessing faith to 1 searching?
What is the possibility if we DO NOT?
The earth produces of itself… the farmer can improve the lot, with water, fertilizer, herbicides, crop rotation, etc. But the Good Lord, has the earth does the work
Do you have to tell or teach a seed how to grow?
Do you have to understand how it works to plant it?
Do you have to have experience for the ground to host?
Do you need to think someone else will do the planting?
CAN YOU WORK FOR SOMEONE OTHER THAN SELF
3) purpose is to bear fruit, if the fruit is all for the farmer to eat and be fed and filled, then neither the farmer nor the butch, baker, or candle stick maker will have things to eat next season.
a)CERTAINTY of harvest in the call to plant
Q: b) If all we are called to do is scatter the Good News
with out responsibility on where it lands or roots…
c) why not try and see what God will do.