Summary: Some basoc principles behind sowing and reaping
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SOWING AND REAPING
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
Here we have something good and something bad, I know a lot of times we focus on the man who only had one talent and we preach and teach only on him.
But we can see very clearly that 2 out of the 3 men did what they were supposed to do. They went out and did something with their talents.
The bible says... Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
Whatever you put in the ground is what’s going to come out of the ground.
I read another verse of scripture that ought to get a hold of us, and quite possibly cause some to change some things about ourselves.
John 4:37….And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
There is nothing more that I love other than God, than my children. And to think that they my have to reap for what I sowed scares me.
I want to teach to us today about “REAPING AND SOWING”
I believe what the scripture teaches concerning those that sow to the flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption.
But the other day I realized that 2 out of the 3 men did what was right in this parable.
In saying that, I believe that a strong argument can be made that this parable focuses primarily on the good side of sowing: sowing to the spirit to reap life everlasting.
Galatians 6:9 says….”And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not”.
Church I want you to know “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”
We see here two kinds of seed, good and bad, the flesh and the spirit.
Everybody is sowing,
everybody is putting seeds in the ground,
and every body is going to reap.
But what will be your harvest?
Did you know that in 1940 just one generation ago, schools opened with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Whether God blessed our school’s or not, God's blessing was asked upon the school, on the lessons, on the students, and on the nation.
It was one nation under God and he was honored every day in the classroom.
In that year the top seven disciplinary problems were: talking in class; chewing gum; making noises; running in the halls; cutting in line; improper clothing; not disposing of garbage.
Today, the survey’s are quite frightening: the top seven disciplinary problems are: rape; robbery; assault; burglary; arson; bombing; and murder - almost all of which are related to drug abuse.
Brothers, Sisters, Parents, whoever you are, like or not, our children are not: Just saying no!
In New York City and probably in a lot of inner city schools, kids are walking the halls with their pants down to their knees, nuts and bolts coming out of every orifice in their bodies, gold chains around their necks, spike hair dos, tattoos every where, soaking and cursing and carrying wads of 100 dollar bills.