by Roby Ellis
[Scripture Reading: Galatians 3:16]
A. Have you ever considered all of the things that had to fall into place in order for you to be here today?
B. When you look at the genealogy of Jesus (Matthew 1), how unlikely does it seem that He would ever live?
I. Even through turbulent times, God preserved the Seed.
A. God made this promise to Eve (Genesis 3:15).
B. Through some sixty generations and numerous crises, God was successful in preserving the precious Seed (Genesis 4:25; 9:29; 17:19; 2 Chronicles 22:10-12; 2 Kings 20:1-6; Isaiah 1:9; 37:31).
C. When God promised to preserve David’s seed forever, He was talking about Jesus (Psalm 89:4; 37:28; Galatians 3:16).
D. God was able to use an imperfect medium to preserve the perfect Seed (Matthew 1; cf. 2 Chronicles 28:22-25; 2 Kings 21:6-7).
II. God is still preserving the Seed.
A. Today we have the Seed in the Word (Luke 8:11).
B. God has preserved the Word and will do so forever (Matthew 24:35; Psalm 12:6-7).
C. Once again, God has preserved that perfect Seed through imperfect media (cf. Zechariah 10:9).
D. We need to carry that Seed with us (2 Corinthians 4:7), and we need to be busy sowing it (Isaiah 53:10-11).
A. Have you let the seed penetrate your heart? What kind of soil will you choose to be?
B. God has gone to great lengths to preserve the seed. What will you choose to do with it?