Week 14, Day 1

Here is this week’s outline & verses in a downloadable PDF format.

2020 Summer Truth Pursuit Week 14

Message 14: Preaching the Gospel

Scripture Reading: Matt.25:14–30; 1 Cor. 3:10–15; 2 Cor. 5:10; John 4:35–38; Matt. 28:19; Luke 16:27–28; 1 Cor. 9:16–17; Acts 16:9; Rom. 1:14; Acts 1:8

I. Our talent is the seed for sowing and the possessions for scattering; therefore, we need to reap where the Lord has not sown and gather where He has not scattered—Matt. 25:24–27; John 4:35–38
Matthew 25:24–27 Then he who had received the one talent also came and said, Master, I knew about you, that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not winnow. 25 And I was afraid and went off and hid your talent in the earth; behold, you have what is yours. 26 And his master answered and said to him, Evil and slothful slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I did not winnow. 27 Therefore you should have deposited my money with the money changers; and when I came, I would have recovered what is mine with interest.
John 4:35–37 Do you not say that there are yet four months and then the harvest comes? Behold, I tell you, Lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are already white for harvest. 36 He who reaps receives wages and gathers fruit unto eternal life, in order that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37 For in this the saying is true, One sows and another reaps. 38 I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.

A. When we preach the gospel to people, we are sowing the seed of the Lord’s gospel into the field of their hearts; when the seed of the gospel grows in their hearts, it can be harvested—John 4:35–38

B. Sometimes others sow and we reap and sometimes we sow and others reap; the seed of the gospel, which was sown into them through a tract, may be reaped and brought in by us years later

C. Therefore, we should preach the gospel whenever we meet people and sow the seed of the gospel into their hearts so that there will be a harvest in due time


Read over the outline points and verses above and use these for your prayer to spend time with the Lord in the Word in the morning. After your prayer time, jot down in your notebook one or two things that the Lord touched you with.

Later, watch the following short video podcast sometime during the day.