The Hillcrest Church Podcast

Seeds and Soils: God’s Invitation Series

October 2, 2019

Seeds and Soils - Outline
September 29, 2019

The parable of the soils. (Mark 4:3-9)

The farmer plants seed by taking God’s word to others. (Mark 4:14, NLT)

The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message, only to have Satan come at once and__________________
_____________. (Mark 4:15, NLT)

The seed on the rocky soil represents those who hear the message and immediately receive it with joy. But since they don’t have deep roots, they don’t last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God’s word. (Mark 4:16-17, NLT)

The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the ___________________ of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced. (Mark 4:18–19, NLT)

And the seed that fell on good soil represents those who hear and accept God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” (Mark 4:20, NLT)

 

Which soil represents where you are at right now?

And the seed that fell on good soil represents those who hear and accept God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” (Mark 4:20, NLT)

This is the_______________ , the_______________________.

 

What are the barriers to Christian growth?

1. The Barrier of ___________________________ .

The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message, only to have Satan come at once and _______________ ______________. (Mark 4:15, NLT)

How do we learn to navigate through ______________________?

Many Christians are content with a pre-_________________ faith.
Develop a post-_____________________ faith
Learn to filter out your _____________________________ doubt.
Learn to navigate through your _____________________ doubts.

2. The Barrier of __________________ and___________________.

The seed on the rocky soil represents those who hear the message and immediately receive it with joy. But since they don’t have deep roots, they don’t last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God’s word. (Mark 4:16-17, NLT)

Develop a ___________________________that can navigate persecution and problems.

God’s________________________.
God will work ___________________________ for good.
This too shall ___________________________.

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. (Ecclesiastes 3:1–4, NLT)

There are no______________________________________.

 

3. The Barrier of____________________, ___________________ and ______________________.

The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced. (Mark 4:18–19, NLT)

Ask yourself some tough questions about ___________________and ________________________.
How much is ________________________?
Do I really __________________this?
Do my possessions ___________or do I _______my possessions?
Do I ___________________________ above the things I own?

But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
(Matthew 6:20–21, NIV)

What does my ___________________________ say that I value?
Is it ______________________ it?

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. (Matthew 6:24, NIV)

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:21, NIV)