Why Some Get It… And Some Don't (4 of 8) by Chris Brown

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Why Some Get It… And Some Don't (4 of 8)
Series: Tales of the Kingdom
Pastor Chris Brown
Mark 4:1-20

THE STORY:
Mark 4:1-20

Parables put the responsibility on the listeners, not the teacher.

LESSONS FROM THE FARM:

SOIL #1
God's work in our life depends solely on our openness.
Mark 4:15, Proverbs 28:14, Hebrews 3:12-13, Romans 2:5-8

SOIL #2
God's work in our life has to be a personal commitment.
Mark 4:16-17, Ezekiel 33:31-32, Luke 6:49, John 6:61-71, Luke 11:27-28

SOIL #3
God's work in our life has to be our first priority.
Mark 4:18-19, Matthew 6:25-33, Luke 10:38-42, Hebrews 12:1

SOIL #4
God's work in our life is an ongoing series of choices.
Mark 4:20, Isaiah 55:10-11, Psalm 1:1-3, James 1:21-25, Joshua 1:8-9, John 14:23

3 RESPONSES NECESSARY FOR GROWTH:
Hear God's Word
Apply God's Word
Obey God's Word

Growth Group Homework

QUICK REVIEW: Looking back over your sermon notes, which particular point or passage of Scripture most challenged, confused, or caught your attention regarding this weekend's sermon?


MY STORY
1. Can you think of a time when you were reading or hearing a passage of Scripture and it seemed to jump off the page and apply directly to you?


2. As you think about your spiritual journey, how have you seen your heart in the different soils Chris talked about? If there have been changes, do you know what has helped change your heart condition?



DIGGING DEEPER
1. We heard this weekend that our goal should be to be good soil - soil that is receptive to the Word of God. The following passages all deal with the positive impact the Word can have in our lives when we are receptive to it. Make a list of all the things you can find that are benefits of being re ...


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