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Scripture: Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

Opening Question to Discuss: “Does hard work and doing what is right really payoff?”


1. First Point: “We All Have A Job To Do”

John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, is known for traveling on foot planting apple tree orchards in the northeastern part of the United States. He would plant an orchard and then move on to the next town and plant another. It could be up to two years before he made it back to each orchard to check on it’s progress.

Application Question

What would you do/say?

What was Johnny Appleseed’s Job?

Did he reap the benefits immediately?

What kind of “jobs” do you have around the house or at school

2. Second Point: “Whistle While You Work”

Johnny Appleseed was known to sing this song while he worked: “Oooooh, the Lord is good to me, and so I thank the Lord, for giving me the things I need, the sun and the rain and the apple seed. The Lord is good to me.”

This probably helped the time pass more quickly and made the job all the more enjoyable…Plus, he was praising The Creator!

Application Question

What would you do/say?

What do you do to help not grow weary while completing a job?

3. Third Point: “Fruits of Labor”

Johnny Appleseed became an American folk hero for his thoughts & actions on conservation. He also displayed Christian character through his kind & generous ways as well as through his lifestyle as a missionary. His Christian legacy continues and is celebrated every September 26th. *Enjoy an Apple Pie together as a family.

Application Question

What would you do/say?

Have open discussion about not giving up on hard “jobs” and the importance of sharing the love of Christ even while you work.

Explain that planting seeds of the Gospel may not be immediate but will be reaped in due season.

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