a. Parables are profound ________ from God.
b. Jesus knows that he has a second group of people in the crowd—those with ______________ hearts
c. Jesus teach the Crowd to ________ them up, teach them profound things through what on the surface seem to be __________ stories
We don’t make the Seed
a. We do not __________ the seed
b. Congregations are languishing under teaching that is more ______________ than scripture.
c. Paul warns us Colossians 2:8 to: make sure that no-one takes us captive through __________ and __________ ___________, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.
God values the seed
a. God values his ______ above His _____
The Shallow Ground
a. these hearts are shallow soil, filled with __________
b. Count the Cost of Discipleship
In the Kingdom or outside the Kingdom
a. This parable is not about ____________ destiny, it’s about _____________ of the heart when we hear the Word.
b. Jesus is __________ that people will not understand
c. Once we have the Holy Spirit indwelling us, God’s Word is ________ to us in a way unimagined before.
a. People ________ to fall away.
b. Lack of growth comes with a _______ too.
What now shall we do?
i. When we are confronted with our sin, we should _________
ii. Repentance means to ________ from our wicked ways
b. Get rid of the stones!
i. “Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the _____________ word, which is able to save your souls” (James 1:21).
i. ___________ in the Word of God
ii. ___________ what it tells you to do.