There's An App For That Part 5. Sowing and Reaping

November 18, 2010
Pastor Brian Hurst

Episode Notes

5. The Principle of Sowing and Reaping




Genesis 1:11-12 (NIV) Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.


Genesis 1:29 (NIV) Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.


Eccles. 3:1-2 (NLT) There is a time for everything… A time to plant and a time to harvest.


  • We know is that, no matter what kind of economy it is, God has said this law of sowing and reaping will remain as long as ____________________________. 


Genesis 8:22 (NIV) "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease."




  • Two areas of sowing and reaping:


a.      The _________________

b.      The _________________ – this area requires us to live by _______________.


Galatians 6:7-8 (NIV)   Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.


Hosea 10:12 (NIV) Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love…


Seeds of Righteousness



1.  ________________________


a.      ____________________


Luke 11:5-10


b.      _____________________


1 Thes. 5:11 (NIV)   Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.


c.      ______________________


Mark 16:15 (NLT)   And then he told them, "Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere.




  2.  ____________________


a.      Refusing to ___________ (sins of commission)


Titus 2:11-12 (NIV)   For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,


b.      Doing what is ____________ (sins of omission)


James 4:17 (NIV)   Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.


c.      _______________ others


Galatians 5:13 (NIV)   You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.



  3.  ______________________


a.      ____________________


Malachi 3:10 (NIV)   Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the Lord Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.


Matthew 23:23 (NLT)  …You should tithe, yes, but you should not leave undone the more important things.


b.      _____________________


Luke 6:38 (NIV)   Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."


2 Cor. 9:6 (NIV)   Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.


c.      Giving to those ______________________.


Proverbs 19:17 (NIV) He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward him for what he has done.




Galatians 6:9 (NIV)   Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

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