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We may not always think that our Gospel preaching is working, but the Spirit works even without our realizing it.

BibleGateway: Mark 4:26-32

ESV Text: Mark 4:26-32

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 3:8 and ends at about 4:8

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26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; 27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. 28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. 29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come. 30 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? 31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: 32 But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 510:
Savior, Sprinkle Many Nations

— Organ Audio

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1. Savior, sprinkle many nations, 
Fruitful let Thy sorrows be; 
By Thy pains and consolations 
Draw the Gentiles unto Thee. 
Of Thy Cross the wondrous story, 
Be it to the nations told; 
Let them see Thee in Thy glory 
And Thy mercy manifold. 

2. Let to mortals all be given 
Thee to know and life to gain, 
Thee, the very God of heaven, 
Thee, the Man for sinners slain. 
Speak Thou hope to ev’ry mortal 
Thro’ the Gospel, sweet and blest; 
Lead them thro’ Thy kingdom’s portal 
To eternal peace and rest. 

3. Great the need in ev’ry nation, 
Dense the darkness of sin’s night; 
Let Thy Spirit bring salvation, 
Love’s pure flame, and wisdom’s light. 
Give the Word, Thy preachers strengthen 
With the prophets’ pow’r of old, 
Help them Zion’s cords to lengthen, 
All Thy wand’ring sheep to fold.