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1 { Some Principles of Sowing and Reaping

2 Matt. 13:3-9, An invitation to seek the lost Seed – the word of God (Lk. 8:11) Soils – hearts “parable of the sower” (Matt. 13:18) Will we sow the seed? Will we sow the seed? Parable of the Sower

3 We are to seek ways to plant the seed. Sometimes that is all you can do. We are to seek ways to plant the seed. Sometimes that is all you can do. Sometimes others build upon what we do. John 4:35-38, 1 Cor. 3:5-9 We are expected to sow! We are expected to sow! What you sow reaped by another

4 Based on a law of nature (cf. Gen. 1:11,12, 21, 25, etc. Based on a law of nature (cf. Gen. 1:11,12, 21, 25, etc. Applies in most areas of life Gal. 6:7-9 You Reap what you sow

5 Gal. 6:8 - If you sow to the flesh – you reap corruption Hos. 8:7, 10:12-13, Prov. 22:8 Gal. 6:8 - If you sow to the flesh – you reap corruption Hos. 8:7, 10:12-13, Prov. 22:8 How does one sow in iniquity? Immorality, teaching false doctrines, sowing discord Prov. 6:12-15, 19, etc. You Reap what you sow

6 Gal. 6:8 - If you sow to Spirit, you will reap eternal life Gal. 5:22-23, Prov. 22:8 Psalm 126:5-6 Gal. 6:8 - If you sow to Spirit, you will reap eternal life Gal. 5:22-23, Prov. 22:8 Psalm 126:5-6 How does one sow to the Spirit? With peace, planting the seed of God’s word, etc. James 3:18 You Reap what you sow

7 Making application: If we sow the seed of the word, we will reap Christians. Making application: If we sow the seed of the word, we will reap Christians. If you sow anything else, you will get something different. Matt. 15:9 If you sow anything else, you will get something different. Matt. 15:9 You Reap what you sow

8 Another law involving quantities. Another law involving quantities. 2 Cor. 9:6 2 Cor. 9:6 True in many areas of life – our time, abilities, resources, righteous works, etc. True in many areas of life – our time, abilities, resources, righteous works, etc. God knows what you are doing Matt. 25:14-30, 10:42 God knows what you are doing Matt. 25:14-30, 10:42 Sowing bountifully/sparingly

9 Crops take time to grow Crops take time to grow So it is with Christians and the seed we sow with others. cf. 2 Cor. 1:23-24 cf. 2 Cor. 1:23-24 Rev. 2:21 – time to repent Rev. 2:21 – time to repent James 5:7-8, 2 Tim. 2:6 James 5:7-8, 2 Tim. 2:6 Are you sowing patiently? Are you sowing patiently? After you sow, be patient

10 Judgment described as a harvest Judgment described as a harvest Matt. 13:24-30 – parable of tares, see vs Matt. 13:24-30 – parable of tares, see vs Cf. Rev. 14:14-16 Acts 17:31 – a day appointed Acts 17:31 – a day appointed The Coming harvest

11 How do we prepare for this harvest? How do we prepare for this harvest? Sow the seed of the word Sow the seed of the word Sow bountifully and patiently Sow bountifully and patiently Expect to reap righteousness Expect to reap righteousness The Coming harvest

12 { Are we sowing in this life so that we can reap the good harvest in the next?


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