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MARKETPLACE FACTS

SOWING AND REAPING Module 508 A Mario Denton Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


Overall purpose of this series on Marketplace To understand and learn from various marketplace facts so that you can: • Be more effective and anointed wherever you are in the marketplace. • Adapt and benchmark your marketplace practices and principles discussed in this series. • Use these material to facilitate the work of evangelism.

Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


Sowing and reaping Principles that apply equally to business and the winning of the lost Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


#1. Get out there and sow the seed because in time you will reap the benefits of your efforts.

Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


“Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days.�(Ecc. 11:1)

Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


#2. Diversify your efforts on several fronts, as you do not know what misfortune lies ahead.

“Divide your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what mischance may occur on the earth.� (Ecc. 11:2) Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


#3. Be forever at the sowing process as you do not know which of your efforts will pay off. “Sow your seed in the morning, and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good.� (Ecc 11:6) Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


#4. Don’t wait for the perfect conditions before sowing or reaping as they may never exist.

Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


“He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap.”(Ecc. 11:4)

Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


#5. Understand that God is behind the scenes sovereignly (though perhaps mysteriously) superintending everything.    “Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.” (Ecc. 11:5)

Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


SO WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?  LET’S GET OUT THERE AND WIN THE LOST AND MAKE BUSINESS!

Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


Walking with God • If you are walking with God don’t underestimate the unimaginable impact you can have on another person by simply loving them and caring enough to risk by getting into their life.

Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


Walking with God • Could it be that most of our relationships with fellow believers are characterised by benign indifference? • Not hate, not anger…just indifference. • May God help us to not miss His ordained opportunities for us. Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


The 窶話oomerang effect 窶「 The unalterable reality that ultimately we will reap what we sow: 窶ヲThose who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it... (Job 4:8b) Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


The 窶話oomerang effect 窶「 He who leads the upright along an evil path will fall into his own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance... (Prov. 28:10)

Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


The 窶話oomerang effect 窶「 He who leads the upright along an evil path will fall into his own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance... (Prov. 28:10)

Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


The 窶話oomerang effect 窶「 He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment. He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made. The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head. (Psa. 7:14-16) Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


The 窶話oomerang effect 窶「 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. (Lk. 6:38 KJV) (See Psa. 57:6; Prov. 22:8,9;26:27; Ecc. 10:8; Hos 10:12,13; Lk. 18:29, 30; Gal. 6:7,8) Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


QUESTIONS that MATTER 1. Since none are without sin, there may be a boomerang whirling toward you. What can you do to minimise damage before it hits. Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


QUESTIONS that MATTER 2. What was wrong with Eliphaz’ advice in Job 4:8?

Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


QUESTIONS that MATTER 3. When we are treated without grace, what should be our response? Do you have a Bible passage on this? Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


QUESTIONS that MATTER For further study: Absalom: 2 Sam.18:1-18; Abimelech: Judges 9; Ahithophel: 2 Sam. 16:15-23) Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


Prayer Focus • Father, In the name of Jesus, I surrender myself to walk in the Word in the marketplace. Your word living in me produces the Life in this world. • The word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. It makes my way plain before me. • I boldly and confidently say that my heart is fixed and established on the solid foundation – the Living Word of God! Amen Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


Learning, application and commitment: James 1: 22-25 • “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. • Do what it says. • Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in the mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. • But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it - he will be blessed in what he does.” (NIV) Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


Learning, application and commitment • One of the principles that I have learned from this lesson was … • I intend to apply this principle in my market place by: ….. • With the help of the Holy Spirit, I will begin applying this truth immediately. Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


Jesus said: Take what I have given you and change the world!

Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


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Marketplace facts: Sowing and Reaping


Blessings from Dr Mario Denton as the Africa: Continental Program Director - Marketplace

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