Summary: It’s time to reach the lost.
Jesus didn’t want trouble. 722 Samara falls to Assyrians. Deported and imported. Judea 605 by Babylonians.
539 the Medes and Perians defeated Babylon and let Jews go home. North Sold out religiously. Temple on Mt. Gerizim. This is why there was so much animosity between the two.
Missed opportunities with people. Answer a question without listening to what the person really wants to know. DJ ARTICLE. Go deeper. Probe. Personal.
Strategy for planting.
Respect. Verse 7
Listen and response.19-26
Concern for person. 16-18 Made offer.
Not worry about others. 27
Reason for planting.
We have something people need to live a full life. 10-15
What she had we doing nothing for her. 16-24. Worship in Spirit and Truth!
Empty life. NO PLANTING, NO HARVEST!!!!
God has the power to change lives! If we right people off, then we also have a weak faith in God!
The results planting seeds.
White for harvest. At the right time we harvest. Cannot wait a month. V. 35 Don’t miss harvesting the seeds that others may have planted!
Many were won because of the one seed planted. V. 39
The people came to a personal conviction that would lead to changed lives. V. 42
The Evangelistic Harvest is always urgent. The destiny of men and of nations is always being decided. Every generation is strategic. We are not responsible for the past generation, and we cannot bear full responsibility for the next one; but we do have our generation. God will hold us responsible as to how well we fulfill our responsibilities to this age and take advantage of our opportunities. -- Billy Graham