Presentation on theme: "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9 August 28, 2011 Rev. David B. Hanson Deaf Liberty."— Presentation transcript:
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9 August 28, 2011 Rev. David B. Hanson Deaf Liberty Baptist Church Overland Park, Kansas
Principle of Sowing and Reaping Galatians 6:7-8 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Consequence: Corruption or Life Everlasting Galatians 6:7-8 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Are You Getting Tired of Doing Good? Are you tired of reading the Bible? Are you tired of praying? Are you tired of learning God’s Word? Are you tired of obeying God? Are you tired of sharing the Gospel? Are you tired of going to church? Are you tired of helping people?
The Temptation of Jesus Matthew 4:3-4 3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
The Temptation of Jesus Money Complain about small personal income Want to have easy work to get money Want to spend money for pleasure
The Temptation of Jesus Matthew 4:6-7 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
The Temptation of Jesus Popularity Want to have many friends Want to show off Want to be better than friends
The Temptation of Jesus Matthew 4:9-10 9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
The Temptation of Jesus Self Want to feel good Want things for yourself Want to be important
The Temptation to Become Weary in Well Doing Burnout A lack of results A tremendously satisfying feeling of accomplishment
The Temptation to Become Weary in Well Doing Burnout Working along side others who lack meaningful motivation and commitment Waiting for everyone to share the same level of commitment to the task we possess
The Temptation to Become Weary in Well Doing Burnout Rejection Hoping to have people to support your idea or suggestion or work
Elijah under the Tree
Elijah’s Discouragement I Kings 19:4 4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.
Be Steadfast in Well Doing II Thessalonians 3:13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.