It was a mountain preacher who followed a strange outline in his sermon on the text, “And there were also with him other little ships” (Mark 4:36). The main ship, he declared, is Lordship. If that ship leads, all the others – Church Membership, Worship, Stewardship, Discipleship, Fellowship, and every other ship – will fall in line. It was unusual homiletics but tremendous truth!
Years ago I read of a mischievous boy who sowed weed seeds all over a neighbor’s field. Later he married the daughter of that neighbor. When his father-in-law divided his farm among his children, he gave to that son-in-law the weed-infested field. “…whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7).