Called to Sow Seed

Journey with Jesus

Called to Sow Seed

Mark 4: 1-20

Parable- an extended metaphor comparing a SPIRITUAL truth with something we are familiar with

Soil #1- The PATH

  • The fault is no in the seed, the fault is not in the sower
    • The fault is a had, calloused HEART

Soil #2- The ROCKY Ground

  • These people hear the Word of God with joy, but give up as soon as DIFFICULTIES come.

Soil #3- The Thorns & WEEDS

  • These people hear and initially receive the Word of God, but are quickly consumed by the CARES and WORRIES of this world
  • This PRESENT life is more important to them than the life to come and stuff more important that the Savior.  Luke 9: 57-62
  • The CONCERNS of this world consume them.  1 John 2: 15-17
  • The seduction of WEALTH consumes them.  Ecclesiastes 5: 10; Matthew 6: 19-24; 1 Timothy 6: 9-10
  • There is no genuine SURRENDER to Christ.  John 8: 31

Soil #4- GOOD Soil

  • Seeds that fall on the good soil produce grain more ABUNDANTLY that the farmer intended.
  • These people are GREEDY for the Word of God.
  • John 15: 5-8

WHICH SOIL AM I????

AM I SOWING THE SEED OF THE GOSPEL????

Ephesians 2: 1-3

Jeremiah 17: 9

Ephesians 2: 4-5