A very warm welcome
to all who pass our doors, in the name of Jesus the Christ. It is by Him that this Reformed Church came into being, it is through Him that it has been sustained for more than 110 years, and it is for Him that it continues to preach His Gospel and show His love in the community.
for September 2014
"Whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life."
One autumn afternoon I drove past a field where a farmer had parked his combine harvester on the side of the road. A yellow caution sign read: “Harvest in Progress”. As I glanced over at the field, I knew instantly what the farmer had planted several months ago — tiny kernels of corn. I knew this because he was preparing to drive his harvester through acres of mature golden corn.
While it may seem obvious that planting corn leads to harvesting corn, we sometimes deny the relationship between sowing and reaping in our spiritual lives. The apostle Paul wrote, “Do not be deceived . . . ; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Gal. 6:7). Living to please our flesh yields corruption in the form of wanting what isn’t ours, self-centredness, and even substance abuse (5:19-21). Walking with the Spirit produces peace, kindness, and self-control (5:22-23). By God’s grace, we can choose to “sow to please the Spirit” and reap eternal life (6:8).
Suppose Jesus declared today “harvest day” in our lives, and He asked us to gather up the yield of the choices we have made so far. What would we have to show Him?
God’s richest blessings,