Matthew 19:1-9, 18-23
1. Aim for ever-increasing amounts of gospel.
2. Expect Gospel words to be received differently.
The curious; the indifferent; the hostile.
3. We sow the seed indiscriminately; God does the work.
“Of whom shall I be afraid. One with God is a majority.”
4. The crop of the gospel is a miracle!
A. Take seriously, but not too personally, rejections of your seed- sowing.
Acts 5:40-42; 1 Corinthians 3:4-7
You don’t know how God will use each sowing, but you do know that he will use each sowing somehow.
B. We run the risk of rejecting what is so freely offered.
God is sowing seed, pouring money on you richly, and we run the risk of dying while holding and not using God’s blessings.
C. Don’t lay out your life for others to pluck away.
D. Avoid shallowness to create space for the gospel.
“I love mankind; it’s the people I can’t stand.” Charles Schultz
E. Don’t build a life with frantic cares.