Luke Ahrens - September 4, 2016
Sowing to the Spirit
Date: September 4, 2016 Title: Sowing to the Spirit Text: Galatians 6:7-10 1A) Everything we are sowing today will be reaped in the future. 2 Corinthians 5:10 (ESV) For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. (yes, this is the correct verse) 2 Corinthians 12:11a (ESV) I have been a fool! You forced me to it, for I ought to have been commended by you. 2A) Our mistaken assumptions can compromise the harvest we hope to reap. Matthew 4:5–7 (ESV) Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “ ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “ ‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’ ” Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ” Romans 6:1–2 (ESV) What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Hebrews 6:10 (ESV) For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. Psalm 90:12 (ESV) So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. 3A) Every moment is an opportunity for our hearts to sow to the Spirit or the flesh through words, actions, and attitudes. Luke 6:45 (ESV) The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Psalm 1:1–3 (ESV) Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
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