Day 179/260: Read 1 Corinthians 3
She began attending the services of the church with her grandson during Vacation Bible School a few years ago. The people were friendly, and she felt welcome every time she came through the door. Because of the friendliness found within the congregation, she was planted where she needed to be.
I had the privilege of being a waterer this week. We met together to study the Bible privately. She had questions, and we wrote those down, and we will get to those eventually, but there were certain foundations we needed to establish before we got to those. We opened the Scriptures and let God convince her through His gospel what she needed to do.
And that’s the key – “God gave the increase.” When she saw in the Scriptures that she had previously been taught incorrectly about religious matters, she wanted to make it right – not because “the preacher said so,” but because God showed her the truth through His Word.
In the first century, Paul planted and Apollos watered. Still today, Christians must be involved in sowing the seed, in planting and watering, but recognize that when all is said and done, it is God through His Word that gives the increase!
Memory (Fill in the blanks)
1 Corinthians 1:10. Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same ________, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same ________ and in the same ________.
Pray for your friends and neighbors who are not members of the church, and look for opportunities to plant and water the seed of truth.