October 31, 2021
Verse 1 “…proclaiming the bringing the good news of the kingdom of God.”
Verse 8 “…he who has ears to ear, let him hear.”
Verse 18 “Take care then how you hear…”
- Women are just as special and valuable to God as men are. We are all one in the body of Christ.
- “Provided for them out of their means” – God is pleased to work through our means. Nothing is too small or insignificant of a contribution when done through a true and sincere heart.
Parable of the Sower: 4-8
4 types of soil:
On the path- SEED was trampled and birds devoured it
On the Rock- SEED grew but withered from no moisture
Among thorns- thorns grew up with and choked the SEED
In good soil- SEED grew and yielded a hundredfold
Parable explained: 9-15
SEED is the Word of God. (Verse 11)
On the Path – heard BUT devil takes away from the heart
On the Rock – heard and received BUT no root and fall away
Fall away – where we get our word for Apostasy, meaning to refuse to continue to follow, obey, or recognize your faith; to renounce your belief
In the thorns – heard BUT choked out and no fruit
In good soil – heard and HELD FAST with their heart and bore fruit.
Verse 16 – SEE THE LIGHT (John 8:12, Ephesians 5:8, Matthew 5:16)
Verse 17 – Nothing is Hidden (1 Corinthians 2:6-11)
Verse 18 – How you hear; we hear through FAITH, (Heb 4:2) REVERENCE (1 Thes 2:13) PRAYER (Mark 11:24 & John 16:23-24)
Are you always looking to hear from God? What soil is your heart?