Go Ahead & Sleep

Go Ahead & Sleep

[Mar 4:26-29 NASB] 26 And He was saying, “The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; 27 and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows–how, he himself does not know. 28 “The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. 29 “But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

Go Ahead, Sleep! It is working for you!

This is how the kingdom of God works. This is how God accomplishes His work in our lives and this world. These verses of scripture give us the revelation of what our part is in experiencing His will in our lives.

It Starts With A Seed

Everything, outside of God Himself, starts with a seed. Notice it a “man” or human who releases the seed. The human is limited in knowledge (he himself does not know). We are this human. This human (you and I) obtain seed, then release seed. That is his/our part.

Two Seeds

The Bible lists two things as seed. The first thing listed as a seed is the Word of God. “The sower sows the word. These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them.” (Mar 4:14-15 NASB) Notice, the birth started with the seed, then Satan comes. Unfortunately, in this case, He is successful. Keep in mind he always comes. Therefore, in the other soils, Satan was ineffective. Satan can win, but he does not always win. He won’t win when you stand in your faith in Jesus Christ.The second thing listed as a seed is money. Notice what the Apostle Paul says, “Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.” (2 Corinthians 9:6,10 NASB) The context suggests that people are not giving agricultural seeds but financial seeds.

Apply This

The more seed you have in the ground, the more harvest or birthings you can expect. Speak the Word of God (word seed) over every area of your life. Give financially to the work of God (money seed). Expect new things.

Then Sleep…

He/we then sleep. We have to trust that the seed is working while we go about our day. While he/we are relaxing the seed is working. We are to plant the seed and trust that the seed brings about the harvest.

I Don’t Know How

The human in this passage did not know everything as to the process of the harvest. He knew enough to put the seed in the soil. He did not know specifics of biology that was going on in the ground to shoot a root down and a stem up. He just did what he knew.We do not need to know everything. When it applies to how the miracle will come in your life, you will not know precisely how it will happen. We just know it will come when we plant the seed.

What we do know is that when we plant the seed, it is working. 

We love you. We are looking forward to seeing you at Evangel North Church Sunday 9 AM & 11 AM, and Wednesday at 7 PM.

Also new service: Saturdays 6PM, at Evangel World Prayer Center (6900 Billtown Road).


Pastors John & Erin Carmichael

Evangel North Church – A multi-generational multi-ethnic church reaching a region with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit and the love of God.

Valentines Day Banquet & Concert

Friday, February 15 at 7PM
ONLY $25 per ticket in advance ($30 at the door)

Purchase your tickets today ONLINE (Click here)

or in the foyer between the 1st and 2nd service.

Check out our NEW ENC website at www.evangelnorth.net!
There are still kinks in it, but it is fresher and more responsive. Look at on your phone and computer.We are still building ministry pages such as youth, children, food pantry, etc. Those will be rolling out soon. It will have photo galleries, sermon players, and more.

Do you have any suggestions? Corrections? Let us know. Email us at prayer@evangelnorth.net

We are looking for B-Group leaders for the next semster beginning in the month of February (near the end of the month). Email pastorjohn@evangelnorth.net if you are interested in becoming a B-Group leader.
Check out the B-Group webpage. Just go to www.evangelnorth.net/bgroups there is an online directory. The ENC App also has a directory of the B-Groups. Try it out!
We have several areas that are currently in need of leadership and team members.

In particular:
* Housekeeping Coordinator

Interested? Click here. 

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Features include blog updates, prayer requests, giving, audio sermons, YouTube channel, and more.

Stay connected to ENC 24/7. Just go to where you get apps and download it today! 

NEXT DATE: Sunday, February 17

If you want to be water baptized, ***please email us at prayer@evangelnorth.net*** or call 502.413.0115 ext. 2. Give your name and which service you will attend.

Also, follow the instructions below.
1. Bring a change of clothes and a towel. Wear dark clothing to be baptized in.
2. The baptisms will occur after praise & worship, so immediately go to the baptistery through the left door of the platform.

“Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.’” Acts 22:16 NASB

Evangel North J.O.Y. – Just Older Youth

This group of “seasoned” saints (55 and older) meet twice (2) monthly.

First Friday monthly (12 Noon) – for snacks, fellowship, music, and ministry.
Third Saturday monthly (12 Noon) – pitch-in dinner, fellowship, music, ministry.

See Pastor Carl & Ellen Hall for more information CLICK HERE TO EMAIL THEM.

ALSO, here is the EVANGEL NORTH JOY Facebook page. This will be an easy way to keep up with all the meetings of the EN Joy.


Autumn Woods Health Campus 2911 Green Valley Road New Albany, IN 47150
Every 2nd Sunday at 3PM
The next date is February 10thHillcrest Nursing Home 203 Sparks Ave Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Every 3rd Sunday at 3PM
The next date is February 17th.


Full Pardon Jail Ministry

Clark County Jail
501 E Court Ave #159, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Every 5th Sunday 3PM (arrive at 2:30PM)

March 31st IS THE NEXT DATE.

NURSING HOME & JAIL MINISTRY VISION:
Fulfill Evangel North Church’s purpose to evangelize the world by going to those who can not come to us. 

Evangel North Food Pantry (a partner of The Lord’s Kitchen)
***NEW Date & Time***NEXT DATE: February 28th at 7PM.

Darvis & Laura Richardson (Interim Food Pantry Directors)
Have questions? Message them on Facebook. Click their name for a link to their Facebook page.

FOOD DRIVE: We are asking people to bring your canned goods to the food pantry. There is a collection box in the foyer. 

Need food? Just show up.
Want to help? Visit the Evangel North Food Pantry Facebook page or call the church 502.413.0115 ext. 2.

Christ-Centered; Child Focused
Changing a culture, one family at a time.
NOW Enrolling!  NOW Hiring!  Call 812-964-3570
FIRST WEEK FREE!

Monday thru Friday 6AM to 6PM available.  Special after-school and half-day rates.


Michelle Mallory, Director of ENDP

EVANGEL NORTH DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL VISION:
Fulfill Evangel North Church’s purpose to evangelize the world by being a Christ-centered, child focused daycare and preschool.

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