People claim to have a “Gospel conversation” without speaking the Gospel… You can be laying the foundation of a Gospel Conversation but until you actually speak the Gospel, you are just being moral.
You may say, “Pastor what about 1 Corinthians 3:6-9. I am planning a seed or I am watering a soul. Only God gives the harvest.” The seed can indeed only be given life by God.
What farmer prepares the ground without the intention of planting? What sower casts seed without anticipation of harvest? What farmer plans for the harvest but never walks into the field?
2 Corinthians 9:6 says, “The point is this, whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whomever sows bountifully will reap bountifully.”
How will you ever know what the harvest looks like if you never plant the seeds and work for the harvest? By our fruits we will be known… meaning we should expect that planting leads to growth