Sow and Reap
Last Edition Recap
How have you applied the last edition to your life?
Loving God, teach us to know that whatever we do matters – either for the good or for the bad. Show us the importance of sowing what is good. Amen
Chat Point 1
The Universe is controlled by orders of Natural Law. Take the natural law of Gravity for example; Gravity can be manipulated by an aeroplane or helicopter for them to take flight. But when the engines are switched off in mid-flight, the natural law of gravity takes over, dictating, “what goes up MUST comes down.” Both aircraft are then pulled down to the ground.
Another natural law is the law of Sowing and Reaping. You cannot sow wheat and get apples and you cannot plant apple seed to grow wheat. What you sow is what you WILL reap.
Just like we cannot escape the natural laws of the universe, we must never underestimate the supernatural laws of God. These laws are infinitely more important and eternally more powerful. In addition, these laws of God are often disregarded and even ignored.
What YOU sow is what YOU will reap.
When you are challenged by something, be it;… persecution, anger, judgment, ridicule, slander, hate, favouritism, exclusion, racism, tribalism, abandonment, and the like. You must STOP immediately, humble yourself and ask, “How have I done THIS VERY THING to someone else?”
This message (seed) of the Kingdom is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
- What does this message tell us?
- Discuss why the farmer is sowing the seed so generously?
- Why do you think God is so generous with sowing the message of the Kingdom into ALL kinds of soil, both fertile and unfertile alike?
- What must be done to the different kinds of soil to prepare it and to make it fertile?
Chat Point 2
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.Galatians 6:7-8
- What stood out for you?
- What are some of the good seeds that we sow? Would it be fair for us to reap them in our lives?
- What are some of the bad seeds that we sow? Would it be fair for us to reap them in our lives?
- Why do we reap what we sow?
- What do you think the main point is?
- What would it look like if Christians applied this principle or lesson to their lives today?
- What is Jesus telling you personally as you reflect on this event?
- What will you take away from our chat?
This is not the time to get caught up in the slavery of your emotions but rather allow God to reveal WHY you are reaping this thing. His purpose is to save you from the very seed you have sown that will not bear His Fruit.
Humbling yourself in this act of grace will give you the power to remove what ungodly seed you have sown. Removing that what you have sown will remove the unpleasant experience of ungodly reaping.
In its place, re-sow the good things of God that you may reap the Good things of God
What are the prayer requests of the group?
Gracious Lord, we are not worthy of glory. Glory should be entirely yours, and yours alone. Help us to lead our lives in the way that will bring your glory. Help us to be prepared for when you call. Amen
Take turns facilitating. Who will facilitate the next CoffeeChat? Where? When?
In-between Chats: Personal Reflection until we meet again
God wants, more than anything, for you to experience (reap) the great things of heaven.
- What have or are you sowing that is not of God?
- What MUST you do about it to start sowing the good seed of God into your life?
- If someone has sown something ungodly into your life, what can you do to not allow yourself to overcome it?