Why Not the Best? The Farmer

“How might the seeds you’re holding in your hands today shape the landscape of your future?” This week we explore the powerful potential that lies within the seeds we choose to plant every day. In a world that often seeks immediate satisfaction, we are invited to consider the lasting impact of our actions. Drawing inspiration from the hardworking farmer, we’ll uncover the transformative power of our persistent, faith-driven efforts. Join us as we discover how to plant with purpose and expectation, leaning on God’s promise of a bountiful harvest. Whether it’s fostering personal growth, strengthening our relationships, or making meaningful contributions to those around us, we’ll learn how the simple act of sowing seeds of faith now can lead to a thriving future.


  1. How does the concept of planting seeds by faith challenge the way you make decisions on a daily basis?
  2. Can you share a time when you acted by faith, rather than by feelings, and saw positive results in the long run?
  3. In what areas of your life do you find it hardest to “plant seeds” without immediate evidence of growth or reward? How can you apply the principle of faith over feelings in these areas?
  4. Reflecting on the analogy of the farmer, what “seeds” are you currently planting in your life, relationships, or community? How do you hope these seeds will grow and what harvest are you anticipating?
  5. Discuss the importance of patience in the process of planting by faith. How can we cultivate patience while waiting for the seeds we’ve planted to grow?
  6. How might understanding that we always reap more than we sow change the way you approach giving and serving others?
  7. Consider the statement, “Whatever you need more of, give it away.” How does this principle apply to intangible needs like love, forgiveness, or encouragement?
  8. Discuss the role of prayer in planting seeds by faith. How can prayer support us in times when we are planting with uncertainty or when our feelings suggest otherwise?
  9. Share strategies or practices that can help us remain faithful and continue planting, even when we’re not seeing immediate results or when our feelings aren’t aligned with our faith.
  10. How can your small group support one another in planting seeds of faith and not being guided solely by feelings? What practical steps can you take to encourage and uplift each other in this journey?

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