October 13, 2019

Sowing and Reaping

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Passage: Galatians 6:1-10
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Bible Text: Galatians 6:1-10 | Preacher: Andrew Love | Series: Galatians | Introduction

Do you have harvest memories?

God has given the harvest

Harvest seems to be a dying thing

It is good to revive old practices

Sowing and Reaping

The Bible says a lot about sowing and reaping
Promises – Psalm 126:5
Warnings – Hosea 8:7
Laws – 2 Cor 9:6

Looking at v7-8

The law of sowing and reaping

Reading Gal 6:7-8

A direct application to the Christian

Reading Gal 6:9-10

Overview:

God has fixed laws
Two realms to sowing
Only two results

God has fixed laws

Many immutable laws of physics

God has established laws in the physical world
God has established laws in the moral world

God has set up a law regarding sowing and reaping

Sin – if you sow to sin, to self, to desire

You will reap corruption
God is not mocked (v7)
God sees everything
Do not be deceived

We can be deceived
Examples

Consequences of sin

Sow to the spirit of God

Two realms to sowing

You either sow to the flesh or you sow to the Spirit

This passage is directed to Christians

Although they are born again, yet they still struggle with their old nature

Gal 5:16-18
The flesh wars against the Spirit

This passage is also direct to all 

Everyone can choose to serve God and honour Him to choose to serve themselves

Sowing to the flesh – Sin

Examples
Corruption comes from this – God wants us to sow to the Spirit
Character traits

Sowing to the Spirit

You need the Spirit of God to sow in you

Convicted of sin
Turning bad soil into good, to receive the Word of God
Pointing you to Jesus Christ

You must first believe in Jesus Christ

Have you done this?

You love God

Obedient
Holiness
Pleasing God
Seek first the Kingdom of God – what do we prioritise?

Only two results

Sowing to the Flesh – Corruption:

The believer is kept by a loving God – they cannot be lost
They can miss out on so much

Miss out on blessings
Lose our joy in God
Become useless to the church

An unbeliever

Reading Gal 5:19-21
Will not inherit the Kingdom of God
1 Cor 5

Sowing to the Spirit – Everlasting life:

Quantity and quality
Knowing God
The characteristics of the fruit of the Spirit

Reading Gal 5:22

Doctrine should result in a truly glorious life

Closing Remarks

Application:

Which is the best life to live?
Think of your soul as a garden

Choose to sow to the Spirit

Introduction

  • Do you have harvest memories?
    • God has given the harvest
  • Harvest seems to be a dying thing
    • It is good to revive old practices
  • Sowing and Reaping
    • The Bible says a lot about sowing and reaping
    • Promises - Psalm 126:5
    • Warnings - Hosea 8:7
    • Laws - 2 Cor 9:6
  • Looking at v7-8
    • The law of sowing and reaping
      • Reading Gal 6:7-8
    • A direct application to the Christian
      • Reading Gal 6:9-10
  • Overview:
    • God has fixed laws
    • Two realms to sowing
    • Only two results

God has fixed laws

  • Many immutable laws of physics
    • God has established laws in the physical world
    • God has established laws in the moral world
  • God has set up a law regarding sowing and reaping
    • Sin - if you sow to sin, to self, to desire
      • You will reap corruption
      • God is not mocked (v7)
      • God sees everything
      • Do not be deceived
        • We can be deceived
        • Examples
      • Consequences of sin
    • Sow to the spirit of God

Two realms to sowing

  • You either sow to the flesh or you sow to the Spirit
    • This passage is directed to Christians
      • Although they are born again, yet they still struggle with their old nature
        • Gal 5:16-18
        • The flesh wars against the Spirit
    • This passage is also direct to all 
      • Everyone can choose to serve God and honour Him to choose to serve themselves
  • Sowing to the flesh - Sin
    • Examples
    • Corruption comes from this - God wants us to sow to the Spirit
    • Character traits
  • Sowing to the Spirit
    • You need the Spirit of God to sow in you
      • Convicted of sin
      • Turning bad soil into good, to receive the Word of God
      • Pointing you to Jesus Christ
    • You must first believe in Jesus Christ
      • Have you done this?
    • You love God
      • Obedient
      • Holiness
      • Pleasing God
      • Seek first the Kingdom of God - what do we prioritise?

Only two results

  • Sowing to the Flesh - Corruption:
    • The believer is kept by a loving God - they cannot be lost
    • They can miss out on so much
      • Miss out on blessings
      • Lose our joy in God
      • Become useless to the church
    • An unbeliever
      • Reading Gal 5:19-21
      • Will not inherit the Kingdom of God
      • 1 Cor 5
  • Sowing to the Spirit - Everlasting life:
    • Quantity and quality
    • Knowing God
    • The characteristics of the fruit of the Spirit
      • Reading Gal 5:22
      • Doctrine should result in a truly glorious life

Closing Remarks

  • Application:
    • Which is the best life to live?
    • Think of your soul as a garden
  • Choose to sow to the Spirit