Message Date: 15-Jul-06
Pastor: Bob Coy
Message Title: The Faith of a Farmer

Scriptures: Matt 13:18-30; Luke 14:25-30; John 6:26-29; Gal 6:7-9; Matt 13:18-23; Luke 14:25-30; John 6:26-29; Gal 6:7-9; 2 Tim 2:3-6; Hebrews 12:1-4; James 5:7-8

Recommended Launch Question(s): How does living in a society focused on instant gratification impact our expectations of God?

Recommended Guiding Question(s): Share an example from your life where you have witnessed the power of sowing and reaping in a positive way.

Considering our hearts as soil that needs to be properly prepared to receive the Word of God, discuss several things you can do to make sure the seed is sown on good ground.

What are you seeking from God? Why?

Have you recently decided to quit doing something that is keeping you from growing in your walk with God? Discuss the temptations that followed this decision and how you dealt with them.

Did your decision to follow Jesus cause division in your family? Share how the Lord has walked with you through this experience.

Has the Lord asked you to lay something down but you fought to hang on to it, and later you found that God replaced it with something far greater? Share the story.

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Recommended Application Question(s): Share a fruit you have experienced in your life that was worth the wait.