Harvest (Wk 1): ‘Prepare the Soil’

  • HARVEST is not perpetual.
  • HARVEST is seasonal.
  • No preparation = No HARVEST
  • Prepare the Soil
  • Sow Seeds
  • Weed and Feed
Matthew 9:37–38 (ESV)
37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
You will never see the HEADLINES OF HARVEST without first putting your HEAD DOWN TO PREPARE.
19 Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.
4 If you are too lazy to plow, don’t expect a harvest.
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Matthew 13:3–8 (ESV)
And He told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow.
And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them.
Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil,
but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away.
Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.
Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
Matthew 13:18–23 (ESV)
18 “Hear then the parable of the sower:
19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path.
20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy,
21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away.
22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.
23 As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”