Sunday, January 29, 2012

Explanation of SOWER profile

Early Christianity was known as “the Way” (Acts 24:14) and believers are called “saints” (Rev 14:12). So, putting those two Biblical terms together, I came up with Saints of the Way.
The Great Commission (Matt 28:19-20, Mark 16:15) tells us to proclaim the Gospel to every creature. That means every Christian is commanded to evangelize.

Without repentance, there can be no salvation (Acts 17:30-31). You also must put your trust in Jesus Christ alone, who paid the punishment for our sins. There is no other way (John 14:6), so this completes the second part, Evangelizing to Repentance, and makes the acronym SOWER, as per the Parable of the Sower, which is the key to understanding all of the parables (Mark 4:3-20).

Acts 10:42 commands us to preach about the coming judgment, and Jude 1:3 tells us to contend for the faith against unbiblical teachings, which are so prevalent today.

We speak with both believers and the lost, explaining the Gospel, including the need for a Savior to unbelievers, and to the saints, we equip them to share their faith Biblically with the lost, and pray for more workers in the harvest field (Luke 10:2).

The logo comes from the shadow of the cross, in front of the two tablets of the Law, which come together in a heart shape, showing that the Law of God is written on our hearts. You might notice there are 4 lines on one tablet and 6 on the other. I don't know if it was written this way on the originals, but the first four of the Ten Commandments have to do with our relationship with God, and the other six pertain to our relationships with our fellow man, so I divided it this way.

I put this all inside of a gold band with a blood red banner across the front. I didn't think of it before, but the gold could symbolize the royal worth of the Gospel that we proclaim, and the red could stand for the Blood of Jesus Christ, shed for our salvation. We should be prepared to sacrifice in the same way, as many martyrs in the past have done. That martyrdom and persecution persists to this day, although not to the degree in our country as it continues in other places.

Even though the cross is a shadow, it is white, spotless as light in a dark world, the light of Jesus Christ that we reflect towards others in obedience to our Savior.

Go, proclaim the Gospel (Matt 28:19-20, Mark 16:15, Acts 10:42, 1 John 2:3, Rom 10:13-14).

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