Week 4: The Prepared Heart
July 14th, 2019

Mark 4:8-9, 20

Introduction

In the past few weeks we’ve talked about:

  1. We’ve talked about the seed which fell by the _______ and likened it to ________ hearts.

  2. We’ve talked about seed which fell on ________ ground and likened it to _____________ hearts.

  3. We’ve talked about seed which fell among _________ and likened it to a __________ heart.

We noted that the _________, the Word was the same, but the soil, the _____________ of the heart, was different.

At the end of the day, the difference between these soils was fruit.

Today we’ll talk about the ___________ heart which produces __________.

Parable

Other seeds fell into the good soil, and as they grew up and increased, they yielded a crop and produced thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.” And He was saying, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

The word seeds here is _______.

Time has passed. __________ has occurred.

A ________ has been produced.

The explanation

The __________ is of the same kind for all of the hearts/soils.

The condition of the __________ that’s different in each of the 4 soils.

Planting Seeds

For most, it takes _____________ exposures to the Word of God before we “get it”

Persistence of God

Greek word translated “draw” is helkuo, which means “to _________”

______ does the drawing to salvation;

Persistence of the Sower

God does the calling, but he allows us to ________________, to have a part in the ministry.

Abide in Jesus

First, abide to Grow in __________________ with Jesus

God expects a _____________!

Second, abide to produce ________

The need for workers in the harvest.

The harvest is ______________ but the workers are ______ (Mat 9:37).

Pray the ________ of the Harvest to send out ____________. (Mat 9:38).

______ sends the workers

Now is the time for Harvest

Look at the fields, they are _________ for harvest.

The witness of one person about Jesus

Many believed because of the word of one ______________ woman who witnessed.

30-fold, 60-fold, and 100-fold harvest

God can bring __________ in the midst of ___________.

“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

We limit the ____________, not God

The church is preparing for a harvest.

Has the __________ message found a lodging place within your heart and do you live it?

Are you bearing _________ to the glory of God as you should?

If there is no change in your heart, there will be no ______.

It’s only the _________________ heart that produces a __________, and it’s _________-time.





What God Can Do Through Lil’ Ol’ You
July 7th, 2019

Judges 6-7

Pastor Don Doe





Parable of The Sower Week 3: The Crowded Heart
June 30th, 2019

Mark 4:7, 18-19

Introduction

Well this week we’re going to talk about the ______ heart.

There’s an old saying that says whomever the Devil cannot make _______, he will make ___________.

Parable

The plant of our spiritual walk is _________ out by _______.

Crowded hearts are full of ________ from the path that God has for us.

The explanation

Things enter in

This _______ to our Christian walk is from things that belong ________ our heart, that we let get a __________ on our heart.

Thorns are part of the curse.

After Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit God cursed the ground in Genesis 3:17-19 and said “Both __________ and thistles it shall grow for you;

Thorns are part of the curse. They are a _________ of Man’s sin.

Thorns grow slowly

The process of these distractions gaining a hold on our heart can be __________, insidious.

Worries of the world

Sheep, not Oxen

Sheep are not __________ ____________ animals.

We’re not supposed to be loaded down with _____________

Recipe for Peace

In Philippians 4:6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Children don’t worry because they’re ____________ for.

Lack of Trust

Worry is a great disturber of our Peace, and is at it’s heart, a lack of ___________ in God

Deceitfulness of riches

Riches aren’t necessarily a problem. __________ in riches is.

Riches make a Christian walk __________.

Desires for other things

The world is full of ___________ from our walk with God.

People think that they are too busy for ________.

Good things, not the best things

Even ________ things can be a distraction

What is the result?

Choke the word

Making things of the world the priority takes God off His throne in our lives

It de-emphasizes the importance of what God has to say

It _______________ the influence that the __________ and the _____________ should have.

Becomes unfruitful

The (super) natural result of sanctification is to produce __________.

Impede our walk

These distractions __________ our spiritual walk.

So what is the answer?

Weed the garden

Remove encumbrances

Let us also _________ every encumbrance, everything that hinders us.

Change our perspective

Let GOD have his ________ place in our heart, not these things.

Fix our eyes upon Jesus

Fix our eyes upon Jesus the _______ and ________ of faith

Crown of thorns

Jesus has paid the _______ to be our Lord and Savior on the cross, he has paid the price to __________ these thorns in our lives.