Summary of John 4:35-38
Jesus tells the disciples that the time for the harvest is now. Those who work will be rewarded with eternal life. Many have sown so that they may reap.
BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 6, Day 3: John 4:35-38
6a) The harvest is those people who are eager to know the Kingdom of God and the power of Jesus’ saving grace.
b) He wanted them to see that the time is now to bring people to him.
7a) The sower is Jesus and John the Baptist. The reapers are the disciples and those who come to Christ.
b) The wages are the fruit of the labor, the rewards of sharing the Gospel, and eternal life that the sowers and reapers receive.
c) To always have the mindset of a sower — someone who plants the seed in the minds of others of the goodness and blessing of knowing Christ. You never know who will touch along the way.
8 ) It encourages me to talk more about Jesus in order to plant a seed in the soul of others.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 6, Day 3: John 4:35-38
Great lesson, and I’d say not the easiest to understand, especially since we are not an agrarian society.
End Notes BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 6, Day 3: John 4:35-38
Jesus wants his disciples to see the fact that the time for harvest is now, not in four months.
There were many people who need to know about the Kingdom of God and believe in it, and the disciples are the workers bringing them (the harvest) in/to God.
The disciples would be rewarded for their work with eternal life. They would rejoice in the work.
John the Baptist and Jesus labored first, and the disciples would bring in the harvest. This is often how people come to the Lord (1 Corinthians 3:6-8) and how many things happen in life, such as our technologies and innovations.
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