Sowing & Reaping

Hello again! Pastor Alan continued our journey through the Gospel of John today with John 4:27-42. To listen to this message about sowing and reaping, simply click play on the audio player below. Also included is an outline of the message with some of the quotes Pastor Alan shares and links to the verses. Enjoy!

Principles for Sowing & Reaping John 4:27-42

  • “Woe to those who are silent about you. However garrulous they are in general, they are mute about what counts.” -St. Augustine
  • v. 27: The Good News is for everyone to hear and for us to share
    • Women were often the first to share the Good News about Jesus
    • Phoebe: Romans 16:1diakonos (deacon/teacher/preacher)
  • v. 28: Do we get so caught up in Jesus that we “leave our water behind”?
  • v. 29a: Invite others to come and see Jesus
  • v. 29b: Be excited about who Jesus is
    • When you’re talking about heaven, at least put a smile on your face. When you’re talking about hell, your normal face will do. -Charles Spurgeon
  • vv. 31-34: Is doing God’s will what feeds you?
  • v. 34b: Complete the work God has sent you to do.
  • v. 35a: Don’t procrastinate!
    • “Get action. Do things. Be sane. Don’t fritter away your time. Create. Act. Take a place wherever you and be somebody. Get action!” -Teddy Roosevelt
  • v. 35b: Opportunities are all around to sow (share) & reap (see results)
  • vv. 36-38: Appreciate everyone’s efforts to share the Good News
  • v. 36: Rejoice in sharing the efforts of sowing & reaping
  • v. 36: Realize the eternal significance of sowing & reaping
  • vv. 39-40: You may be the spark that the Spirit will use to bring many to salvation
  • v. 41: You are telling people about a universal Savior that everyone needs
  • v. 42: Jesus is the Savior of the world.
  • vv. 43-45: Be wise with your sharing — some will believe and some will not.
  • “You are ever active yet always at rest. You gather all things to yourself, though you suffer no need…you welcome those who come to you, though you never lost them. You release us from our debts, but you lose nothing thereby. You are my God, my Life, my holy delight, but is that enough to say of you? Can anyone say enough what they speak of you? Yet woe betide those who are silent about you!” -St. Augustine