Matthew 4:18-22 NIV
“As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his
brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow
me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and
followed him. Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his
brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called
them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.”
If you want to grow you need to sow. It’s the law of nature.
3 Postures of sowing:
1. Lean In
– Jesus says “come”
– Jesus is not looking for the qualified, He is looking for the available.
– Breakthrough has come and His name is Jesus Christ
– Quite blaming the soil for our lack of growth
– Discipleship start with our response to follow Him.
– Intimacy with Jesus leads to influence
– “Lean In” – It starts with our response
2. Step Out
– Religion = obsessed with me. Relationship = obsessed with Jesus.
– Religion = obsessed with where you’ve been. Jesus is obsessed with where He is taking
– True Obedience:
o is immediate. Delayed obedience is disobedience
o is complete. Don’t obey halfway.
o is Costly.
§ Don’t ask God to use us and then we leave because we feel used.
– Obedience is seed sown into your future.
– Radical futures demand radical obedience.
– Seeds sown in faith leads to future.
– Obedience leads to Future – “Step Out”
3. Raise Up
– It’s not about me, it’s about other people.
– Maturity is sowing seeds into other people’s lives.
– On the other side of your obedience people are waiting – “Raise Up”
Life Group Suggestions for Discussion:
Welcome to go through the notes and ask the question: What touched me through this