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Reaping What You Sow

by Joel Comiskey

Spring 2008

One of the very basic aspects of cell success is spending enough time at it. Let’s face it, we reap what we sow. Paul said, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Galatians 6:7).

If we’ve prepared for the lesson, chances are we’ll do a better job leading and people will receive more. If we invite people to the cell, chances are someone will eventually come. If we call the members, chances are the cell will grow in community and cohesiveness. If we spend time preparing the house’s atmosphere (e.g., lighting, chairs, etc.) before the cell starts, chances are people will respond better.

Time spent, in other words, normally equals eventual fruit.

I worked with one cell leader who lost his passion for cell ministry. He stopped giving the time necessary to any of the cell disciplines that make for great cells and cell leadership. His cell fell into disrepair and stagnation.

During that same time period, I coached another cell leader whose cell was booming. Why? This particular cell leader sacrificed his valuable time to pray, evangelize, visit, and dream about multiplication.

Success is cell ministry is simple. If you work hard and pray fervently, you’ll see the fruit of your labor. If you don’t sow the seed, you won’t reap a harvest.