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Lesson 1: Sowers Sow

Study Guide/Outline:

1. Introduction to the Series

  • Description/Summary: The sermon begins with a focus on the condition of the soil, relating to how believers receive the Word of God.
  • Main Points:
    • The title “Give Me the Dirt” may resonate with those familiar with gossip but here it refers to the spiritual receptiveness.
    • Emphasis on understanding how to properly receive the Word of God.
    • The Word of God is described as “quick and powerful” and likened to a “two-edged sword.”

2. Parable of the Sower (Mark Chapter 4, Verses 3-9)

  • Scripture: Mark 4:3-9
  • Description/Summary: The parable describes a sower sowing seeds, with different types of ground representing various responses to God’s Word.
  • Main Points:
    • Seeds falling on different types of ground (wayside, stony ground, among thorns, and good ground) illustrate different receptions of God’s Word.
    • The importance of being “good soil” to yield a fruitful crop.
    • Encouragement to have “ears to hear” the Word.

3. Understanding the Law of Sowing and Reaping

  • Description/Summary: The sermon moves into an explanation of the spiritual law of sowing and reaping, emphasizing its universal applicability.
  • Main Points:
    • Sowing and reaping is a process that takes time and requires patience.
    • Believers are encouraged to be disciplined in sowing the Word of God in their lives.
    • The need to recognize that life’s current state is a result of past sowing.

4. The Role of the Sower and the Seed (Galatians 6:7)

  • Scripture: Galatians 6:7
  • Description/Summary: The role of believers as sowers in their own lives is discussed, highlighting the impact of their sowing on their future.
  • Main Points:
    • One’s current life is a reflection of what they have sown.
    • The necessity to sow the right kind of seeds (the Word of God) to see the fulfillment of God’s promises.
    • Encouragement to be active sowers in life.

5. The Process of Sowing (Mark 4:26-29)

  • Scripture: Mark 4:26-29
  • Description/Summary: The process of sowing seeds is explored, emphasizing that it is gradual and requires faith and patience.
  • Main Points:
    • Sowing is a step-by-step process, likened to a seed growing gradually.
    • The importance of faith in the unseen growth process.
    • Encouragement to remain steadfast and patient during the growth period.

6. The Amount and Type of Seed Sown

  • Description/Summary: The sermon addresses the quantity and quality of seeds sown, and how they determine the nature of the harvest.
  • Main Points:
    • The more generously one sows (in terms of time, resources, faith), the more bountiful the harvest.
    • Different types of seeds yield corresponding harvests; for instance, sowing words of faith yields a harvest of blessings.

7. The Principle of Sowing and Reaping in Practice

  • Description/Summary: The principle is further explained through practical examples and personal testimonies, emphasizing active participation in the sowing process.
  • Main Points:
    • Personal anecdotes demonstrate the principle of sowing and reaping in action.
    • The significance of sowing seeds of faith and obedience.
    • An encouragement to sow seeds even when immediate results are not visible.

8. Conclusion and Call to Action

  • Description/Summary: The sermon concludes with a call to action, urging listeners to engage actively in sowing the right seeds in their lives.
  • Main Points:
    • A call to recognize the power of one’s words and actions as seeds that shape the future.
    • Encouragement to sow seeds of God’s Word and promises in every aspect of life.
    • The sermon ends with a prayer and a collective declaration of faith in God’s promises.