The Soil Has Something to Do with It
The Soil Has Something to Do
Mark 4:1-9, 13-20 NIV
1 Again Jesus began to teach by the lake.
The crowd that gathered around him was so
large that he got into a boat and sat in it out
on the lake, while all the people were along
the shore at the water’s edge.
2 He taught them many things by parables,
and in his teaching said:
3 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed.
4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell
along the path, and the birds came and ate
5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not
have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because
the soil was shallow.
6 But when the sun came up, the plants were
scorched, and they withered because they
had no root.
7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up
and choked the plants, so that they did not
8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up,
grew and produced a crop, multiplying thirty,
sixty, or even a hundred times.”
9 Then Jesus said, “He who has ears to hear, let
13 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t you
understand this parable? How then will you
understand any parable?
14 The farmer sows the word.
15 Some people are like seed along the path,
where the word is sown. As soon as they hear
it, Satan comes and takes away the word
that was sown in them.
16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear
the word and at once receive it with joy.
17 But since they have no root, they last only
a short time. When trouble or persecution
comes because of the word, they quickly fall
18 Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear
19 but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of
wealth and the desires for other things come
in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.
20 Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear
the word, accept it, and produce a crop–
thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was
Great _______________ plus great _______________
produces a great _______________.
I. _______________ soil….Truth can’t
John 16:12 NIV – I have much more to say to you,
more than you can now bear.
II. _______________ soil….Truth can’t
Shallow people live in the real of _______________,
but substantive people live in the real of
Kinds of church members:
III. _______________ soil…Truth can’t
IV. _______________ soil
A. Have an _______________ mind
B. Put it into _______________
C. Be _______________