• Bishop Keith Butler

Your Seed Prepares Your Pulpit

And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath. (Acts 13:42)

After the Jewish synagogue refused to listen to what Paul had to say because of their hardened hearts, God brought the ministry team to the Gentiles.

Remember, this team wasn’t just Paul; Barnabas had gone along with Paul to minister.

Barnabas had been faithful in sowing into Paul’s ministry and the ministry of others.

Barnabas’ giving made room for him and placed him before people he wouldn't usually minister to.

Your seed will prepare your pulpit.

God will place you in front of those who need to hear what you have to say when you give generously and listen to His direction.

Sowing seed opens doors. Your gift will put you in a position to flow in the anointing and minister to all kinds of people. Your seed will open doors that you didn’t even know existed.

Barnabas' seed put him in a position to witness Paul's ministry's beginning and minister alongside the foundational apostle to the Gentiles.

Practical Application – When you give this week, remind yourself that your seed is preparing not only a harvest of blessing in your life but also an opportunity to minister to others. Sow with purpose, and expect to see opportunities and doors open for you.

Matthew 10:14; Acts 9:27