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Rejoicing in the Harvest (Galatians 6:1-10)
I. We need to be all about “restoration.”vs. 1. (healing the broken)
A. When believers get caught up in some sin they need to be restored (James 5:19-20).
Brethren, if any of you do err from
the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the
sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a
multitude of sins.
B. Only spiritual believers are equipped for this work (1Corinthians 2:15-16).
But he that is spiritual judgeth
all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
C. But for the grace of God, go I (1 Corinthians 10:12).
Wherefore let him that thinketh he
standeth take heed lest he fall.
II. We need to bear the burdens of others and not excuse our self vs. 2-3.
If a man thinks he is “somebody”,he
is deceiving himself, for that very thought proves that he is nobody (Phillips
III. Proving your own work is the key to a life of rejoicing vs. 4.
IV. God will hold us accountable for our own responsible and failure, not another vs.5.
V. Every believer should have a pastor or spiritual director and should support him in
every way in that effort vs. 6.
VI. The successes and failures of our lives are the results of God’s law of harvest vs. 7-8.
A. You reap exactly what you sow, much more than you sow, later than you sow.
Give, and you will receive. Your
gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for
more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine
the amount you get back (Luke
And these are they which are sown
on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, & bring forth fruit,
some thirty fold, some sixty, and some an hundred (Mark
Cast your bread upon
the waters for you shall find it after many days (Ecclesiastes 11:1).
B. Don’t fool yourself into thinking you can fool God. God is not mocked!
…and the God in whose hand thy
breath is and whose are all thy ways you have
C. You need to begin the rewarding practice of sowing to the Spirit.
1. Reading, studying and meditating in the scripture.
2. Praying in the Spirit.
3. Waiting before God.
4. Obeying the promptings of the Spirit.
5. Worshiping in the Spirit.
VII. Practical steps in maximizing the fulfillment of our lives together.
A. Words. Practice daily edifying (building up) one another.
Bless and curse not.
B. Deeds. Choose one person to bless this week in our church family by a good deed.
C. Giving. Besides your regular giving, make a special gift to someone to whom God has guided you to bless.
D. Thanksgiving. Write a note of gratitude to someone to whom it is due.
E. Witnessing. Invite someone to church this week.
F. Be prepared next week to give a brief (1-2 minute) testimony of one of these sowing assignments.