Plant your seed

Joseph LephiewNew Year-New You, Series, Sermons

Sermon Notes

Watch how a Seed Grows.

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A SEED.

I have a bag of Oak seeds. I looks like a little bag of seeds but really I have a bag of Oak trees. The potential and power are inside of each seed.

The life and power of the seed is within it. It has a hard shell to cover and protect the life potential and power in the seed.

The seed is useless with all its potential and power unless it is planted. You have to take the seed and put it in the dirt. You can put it deep and cover it with a ton of dirt, but the power will open that seed. With water, light, that seed will break open and the life, the oak tree will push up through the tons of dirt. The seed is more powerful than what covers it.

I have seen seeds land in a wall and a tree is growing out of the wall. I seen a seed land in the crevices of another tree and the little tree was growing out of the other tree.

The seed can be digested by animals and then redeposited miles and miles from the tree The seed is useless and will not fulfill its potential till it is planted. A seed has to be planted.

I can pray and fast and pray for this seed to grow, but it will not. God created the seed time and harvest principle for every thing.

The seed whatever seed will only produce after its kind. If I do not plant seeds nothing grows. Here is our challenge in the life. We all want harvest without sowing seeds.

“While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease.”

Genesis 8:22 AMP

Seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night all of these will happen no matter what you think, believe, like or not like. These are principles that God created to keep our world alive and and in order.

You can’t have a harvest without sowing seeds. This is so crazy because we do it all the time. We want things that we did not sow into to.

Everything is produced from a seed.

These principle govern our world.

George Washington said, “Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.”

I picked up all theses seeds from an oak tree by my neighbors house. She planted the tree
many years ago. She waters and makes sure this tree is well taken care of.

All of the seeds and many more are just laying in the rocks. They will not produce because they
are not planted.

We do not live is some crazy type world where stuff just happens. Nothing just happens. God
created our world and life based on principles.

We sow seeds everyday without realizing it. We sow seeds with our words. You can say a hurtful word in a minute but it can, if it gets inside of someone’s heart, grow and hurt for years.

We sow seeds with our words, our actions, our beliefs, our attitudes, etc.

When you encourage someone you are sowing a seed that when planted can create an amazing confident person.

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked [He will not allow Himself to be ridiculed, nor treated with contempt nor allow His precepts to be scornfully set aside]; for whatever a man sows, this and this only is what he will reap.”
Galatians 6:7 AMP

“Do not be fooled: You cannot cheat God. People harvest only what they plant.”
Galatians 6:7 NCV

Do not be deceived or fooled. This is what we do. We fool ourselves thinking that God will give us whatever we want without sowing seeds.

I hear people everyday who want a great life but they sow division, anger and jealousy. What you want is irrelevant to what you will receive.

You want a great marriage with love and respect. What are the seeds you are sowing towards
that?

This is the beginning of a new year 2020. We have to stop telling ourselves lies and half truths.

God loves you. Yes, He loves you. But you will only reap what you sow.

The enemy, if you allow, will cause you to be blind in areas and you will deceive yourself.

God created the principles so he won’t allow us to reap where we have not sown.

If you sow fear and doubt, what do you think you will reap? If you say, “I am going to reap blessings and increase.” No you’re not…stop fooling yourself.

You can sow seeds of love, compassion, service, and help…and you will reap.

PEOPLE HARVEST ONLY WHAT THEY PLANT. This is why we get stuck in cycles and going around and around but not really getting where we want to be.

You can sow seeds of hate, lust, and resentment. See how this works. The seeds will grow somewhere and the power and purpose of the seed is to REPRODUCE AFTER ITS KIND.

AN APPLE SEED WILL GROW AN APPLE TREE. THAT APPLE TREE WILL HAVE ALOT OF APPLES WHICH CARRY IN EACH APPLE MORE SEEDS. THE ABILITY TO REPRODUCE MORE OF ITSELF.

    HATE REPRODUCES HATE.
    UNFORGIVNESS REPRODUCES UNFORGIVENESS.
    GREED REPRODUCES MORE GREED.
    SELFISHNESS REPRODUCES MORE SELFISHNESS.
    BITTERNESS REPRODUCES MORE BITTERNESS.
    LOVE REPRODUCES LOTS OF LOVE.
    JOY REPRODUCES LOTS MORE JOY.
    CARING AND COMPASSION REPRODUCES MORE CARING AND COMPASSION.

IF YOU WANT RESPECT YOU HAVE TO SOW SEEDS OF RESPECT.

IF YOU DESIRE TO GROW IN LEADERSHIP YOU MUST SOW SEED OF SERVICE.